This Harvard Law grad took her final exam while in labor

Williams and her daughter Evelyn at the child's first birthday party. Photo courtesy of Good Morning America.

GOOD MORNING AMERICA — When Brianna Williams was giving birth to her daughter, she asked for an epidural so that she could finish her final exam. In an essay she wrote for Good Morning America, Williams reflects on her experience leading up to her daughter’s birth and the challenges of being a single mother while finishing her degree at Harvard Law School.

Here’s an excerpt from Williams’ inspirational essay:

“I asked for an epidural so I could hurry and finish an exam before the baby came. I do not know what made me feel most empty — the fact that I had no one by my side to celebrate my daughter’s arrival, or that I was already confronted with the tension of balancing two of my most important identities: mother and attorney.”

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