Woman Completes Psychology Exam During Active Labor

Amazingly, this woman completed her psychology exam while enduring contractions three minutes apart.
Shanell Brinkley-Chapman/Facebook

Anyone who has ever endured the active phase of labor knows it can be impossible to focus on anything else other than the intense, unrelenting pain. Unless of course you are Tommitrise Collins, a woman who completed a psychology exam as her body prepared to push out a baby!

"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!" Shanell Brinkley-Chapman captioned the photo she posted to Facebook of Collins sitting in her hospital bed, wearing a hospital gown and cap as well as several monitors, and staring intently at her laptop.

The jaw-dropping picture has been shared more than 14,000 times since Brinkley-Chapman posted it Thursday, and I think I know why. Because it's amazing! And also slightly befuddling. Would the soon-to-be mom's psychology professor not have accepted Collins' exam perhaps a few hours (weeks!) late, since she was in labor and, you know, delivering a human child?!

While we don't know the exact circumstances surrounding the multitasking moment of the century, clearly Collins is more than prepared to become a mom, as her sister notes in her social media post. Motherhood is basically trying to do everything all at once, all the time, and this is one mom who has that part more than handled.

Let's just hope she got a passing grade...and can take a few hours off to enjoy her new baby!

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.

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