Mother named Dorrean labors on Labor Day in Nashville

Posted at 1:45 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 10:04:58-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In the same week where Hurricane Dorian is painstakingly moving slowly across the Bahamas, a woman by the name of Dorrean was also in the long run thousands of miles away in Nashville.

For 20 hours, Dorrean Grant was in labor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her life couldn't be filled more with irony when she labored to deliver her first child on of all days, Labor Day.

"I would say being at Vanderbilt all night in labor was very difficult but definitely worth it. It was a blessing to be able to bring her in on Labor Day even though I was supposed to be resting of course," Grant jokingly told NewsChannel 5.

Weighing 7 pounds and 16 ounces, Grant gave birth at 7:37 a.m. to a healthy baby girl, Genesis Serenity Morton. The Michigan mother had the support of her parents and boyfriend, Martavious Morton, whom she credited for helping her through her pregnancy.

"Catering to all her needs to make sure it was an easy pregnancy and labor for her. I've been excited and that excitement has built and grown," Morton said.

Even though she had only been a mother for two hours, Grant told NewsChannel 5 she is more excited than nervous about her bundle of joy.