Florida Mother And Daughter Give Birth During Same Hour

| by Karen Eisenberg
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Angela Patram, 37, and her daughter, Teranisha Billups, 20, were both admitted to Tampa General Hospital on Feb. 19. Both were in labor.

Patram was induced and gave birth to Rayna Simone Patram at 6:29 p.m. Her eldest daughter, Billups, delivered son Jerry Michaud, Jr at 7:03 p.m. via cesarean section, the New York Daily News reports.

Patram’s newborn daughter, Rayna, weighed in at 6 pounds and 7 ounces. Her grandson, Jerry, weighed in at 7 pounds and 14 ounces.

Hospital officials were in shock.

“I’ve been in this field for 29 years…I’ve seen maybe 14,000 deliveries," Dr. Atef Zakhary, who helped deliver both babies, wrote in the announcement on the hospital's website. “I’ve never seen a mom and daughter deliver on the same day. And this is as close as you could get."

Mother and daughter were also extremely surprised of the timing of the births of their newborn babies.

“We knew our due dates were around the same time, but we never expected that it would happen on the same day,” Patram told People magazine. “I was shocked when I found out. I was like, 'This cannot be right!'"

Heather Penticoff and her daughter Destinee Martin also gave birth on the same day in a Florida hospital in 2014. Penticoff gave birth first to daughter Madeline at Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. Martin followed with the birth of son Damien just three hours later, according to USA Today.

"To have my mom going through it with me is probably the most special, amazing thing ever," Martin told WZVN.

Penticoff said, "It's like having twins without carrying twins."

In 2011, another mother daughter duo gave birth just six hours apart. Jessica Rotter gave birth to a son at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Just six hours later, her daughter, 17-year-old Brianna Guerrero, gave birth to baby boy as well, ABC News reports.

Sources: New York Daily News, USA Today, ABC News

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