You know what I did during labour? Vomited on the floor and threw a shoe at my husband.

But Missouri mum-to-be Nayzia ThomasΒ proves she’s well ahead of her class (or at least my classy self) by finishing her final exam in between contractions.

At 39 weeks pregnant, the motivated young mum-to-be wasn’t going to let labour slow her down and keep her away from finishing her year with top marks.

Nayzia shared an image of her typing through labour from her hospital bed, desperately trying to finish her psych exam before the end of semester (and before pushing bubba out).

“Yes I’m about to have a baby, but final SZN ain’t over yet”

As Nayzia pressed send on her exam, she also prepared to push. She welcomed her first child, baby boy, Anthony Alexander Johnson with her boyfriend, Daivon on 12 December, 2017.

Nayzia shared a second sweet image of herself with baby Anthony and Daivon. Same hospital bed. Same hospital gown. No computer or textbooks in sight. Just a mum and dad with their brand new bundle of joy.

Studying with bub

The new mum says she plans to take a month off for school break to bask in the newborn stage before returning to school again.

Both her mum and boyfriend are also in school, getting their degrees, but the family plan to work around their schedules to ensure Anthony is always cared for. Yes, it’s a balancing act, but it’s one that Nayzia is ready to perform. And probably ace.

If you’re looking to study during your mat leave, have a look at these tips to help keep you on track without sacrificing time with bub.Β 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe, including her son, daughter, cat, dog and partner. When she's not writing, you can find her lounging by the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach or nagging her kids to put on their pants.

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