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Pregnant Student Tommitrise Collins Pictured Completing Exam During Labour

19/11/2015 14:48 GMT | Updated 20/11/2015 12:59 GMT

An expectant mother who was rushed into hospital five days before her due date was not about to let a little thing like giving birth get in the way of finishing her exams.

Tommitrise Collins’ contractions were just three minutes apart when she was snapped sitting up in her hospital bed, intently working on her psychology paper.

The 21-year-old was photographed by her sister Shanell Brinkley-Chapman at the Coliseum Medican Centre in Macon, Georgia, on 12 November.

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!

Posted by Shanell Brinkley-Chapman on Thursday, November 12, 2015

It was captioned: “This is what you call ‘strong priorities’. Contractions three minutes apart and still takes her psychology test! You are going to be a great mom baby sis!”

Once that was out the way, the image was followed by a picture of Collins cuddling her healthy newborn Tyler.

mother with baby

To do list: Sit exam, deliver baby

The snap was shared more than 15,000 times and Collins has become something of an internet celebrity in the meantime.

The new mother, who was only able to take the exam on that day, told Fox News she finished the two hour test in just one hour and thirty minutes.

She added: “It took me 4-5 hours after the opening of the test to try to put the pain to the side and do it so I wouldn’t have to do it later and I could enjoy my newborn.”

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