Midwife delivers two generations of same Denny family

Jane McPherson with Alana Morrison and Clare McPherson (no relation) at Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Jane McPherson with Alana Morrison and Clare McPherson (no relation) at Forth Valley Royal Hospital

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A midwife found history repeating itself when she discovered one of her patients was a baby she had delivered 25 years ago.

Jane McPherson, who works at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, didn’t realise the connection with her patient, Alana Morrison, until her mother, Clare McPherson arrived in the ward.

Alana gave birth to her son, Rocco, and midwife Jane was there to deliver the second generation from the same family.

Jane said: “I didn’t realise who Alana was at first. It wasn’t until her mum came in and I said hello and gave her a cuddle that she said she was here for her daughter, who I’d delivered 25 years ago.

“Although another midwife was taking care of Alana, we thought it’d be nice if I could play a part in delivering the baby, so I said I’d see what I could do.

“Delivering two generations isn’t a common thing, but I’ve been here 27 years now, so I think it may start happening a bit more often. I don’t think I’ll see the third generation though!”

Jane, along with Karen MacKinnon, brought little Rocco into the world and Alana said they were both brilliant.

She said: “I felt more relived knowing that Jane was with me, along with Karen Mackinnon, who was looking after me.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all the staff that took care of Rocco and me, everyone was fantastic.”

Not only has Jane played her part in delivering Alana and Rocco, her son is also in the same class as Alana’s younger sister and she lives just along the road from dad, Ryan Morrison’s parents.