The mum taking multi-tasking to a new level: 'no other option'

Brianna Hill finished her exam after giving birth.
Brianna Hill finished her exam after giving birth. Photo: NBC Chicago

One new mum has really taken multi-tasking to a whole other level.

The law student went into labour during her bar exam, gave birth to a healthy baby boy and then finished the test.

Brianna Hill was 38-weeks pregnant when she sat down to take the Illinois State Bar, explaining originally it was set for July but was pushed back due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The test, which was taken remotely, involves four 90-minute sections and is taken over two days, with the camera having to be on the whole time so ensure no one cheats.

The new mum told NBC Chicago that she was about 30 minutes into the exam she stood up and realised her waters broke. She wasn't allowed to get up, so she finished the first section first.

"I took my break, got myself cleaned up, called my husband, midwife, and mum, cried because I was a little panicked," she said. "Then sat down to take the second part because my midwife told me I had time before I needed to go to the hospital."

Hill finished the first two sections of the exam before driving to the hospital and welcoming her baby boy a few hours later.

Brianna Hill and her newborn son.

Brianna Hill and her newborn son. Photo: NBC Chicago


However, the lawyer-to-be was determined to take the second part of the exam, saying "there just wasn't another option in my mind".

"The whole time my husband and I were talking about how we wanted me to finish the test and my midwife and nurses were so on board," she explained.

Brianna Hill and her husband.

Brianna Hill and her husband. Photo: Facebook

So staff put a 'do not disturb' sign on her door while Ms Hill took the rest of the exam from her hospital bed while breastfeeding her baby during breaks. The new mum admitted the whole situation was "definitely a little crazy."

Ms Hill will find out if she passed the exam in December.