Mother, daughter give birth on same day, at same hospital

Nadine Kalinauskas
·Good News Writer
Dr. Atef Zakhary holds the new babies of mother Angela Patram and her daughter Teranisha Billups. (TGH)
Dr. Atef Zakhary holds the new babies of mother Angela Patram and her daughter Teranisha Billups. (TGH)

A mother and her daughter have been hearing a lot of Father of the Bride Part II jokes lately — for essentially mirroring the 1995 comedy’s plot. 

On Feb. 19, 37-year-old Angela Patram gave birth to her fifth child, daughter Rayna Simone Patram, at Florida’s Tampa General Hospital.

Teranisha Billups with son Jerry Michaud, Jr. (TGH/Twitter)
Teranisha Billups with son Jerry Michaud, Jr. (TGH/Twitter)

Thirty-four minutes later, Patram’s first grandchild, Jerry Michaud, Jr. was delivered via Caesarean section at the same hospital.

Teranisha Billups, 20, went into labour two weeks early — and delivered on the same day as her mother.

"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. “I was shocked when I found out. I was like, ‘This cannot be right!’”

“I’ve been in this field for 29 years…I’ve seen maybe 14,000 deliveries,” said Tampa General Dr. Atef Zakhary. “I’ve never seen a mom and daughter deliver on the same day. And this is as close as you could get.”

The remarkable baby news was confusing for some. Patram’s 4-year-old son C.J. became a big brother and an uncle in the same day. Billups got a new sister and became a mother. Patram welcomed a daughter and a grandchild. And baby Rayna became an aunt just minutes after her birth.

Angela Patram, Dr. Atef Zakhary and baby Rayna Simone Patram. (TGH/Twitter)
Angela Patram, Dr. Atef Zakhary and baby Rayna Simone Patram. (TGH/Twitter)

Billups, a biology major at Florida A&M University, is hoping to transfer schools so that she and her son’s father, Jerry Sr., can live closer to Patram, who is a surgical oncology nurse at Tampa General.

“I guess we have special babies,” Billups said. “We’ll be celebrating birthdays together for the rest of their lives. They’ll be very close.”

Both the moms and babies are doing very well, a public relations manager told PEOPLE after the babies’ most recent checkups at the hospital.

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