Pregnant Mum Studies For Exam During Labour

How did you pass the time during labour?
15 November 2015

For the average mum-to-be, the only thing on her mind during labour is actually getting through it.

But one mum has become an internet sensation after taking an exam in between coping with contractions during labour.

The Metro reports:

"A woman has shared a picture of her sister completing a psychology exam during the late stages of labour... The picture – which shows Tommitrise sitting on a hospital bed wearing a hospital gown and hairnet and hooked up to monitors, looking incredibly calm as she stares at her laptop screen – has now been shared by nearly 9,000 people."

Shanell Brinkley-Chapman, who shared the photo of her sister studying while she was in labour, wrote:

"This is what you call "Strong Priorities". Contractions 3 minutes apart and still takes her Psychology Test! You are going to be a great Mom baby sis!"

I love the power in this picture, and while I don't think I would have had the presence of mind to take an exam whilst giving birth to any of my babies, I just love how this image conveys that mums are basically nothing short of superheroes.

We might not all have aced an exam during labour but the image encapsulates the essence of motherhood for me; that it's about sacrifices and strength, and sometimes laying aside our own priorities for the things that benefit our babies - even in the longer term.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this image. And if you whiled away the hours during labour by doing something similarly unusual, we'd love to hear all about it over on our Facebook page.

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