“Supermom” Abby Bailiff celebrated two major life events within just 24 hours this May.
Only one day after giving birth to her son, Bodie, on May 3, the North Carolina mom walked down the graduation aisle to accept her doctorate in nursing, according to Live Action News.
Bailiff, whose story went viral when her sister shared it on TikTok, said she hopes it will encourage pregnant women to see that they can be mothers and achieve their educational goals.
“My original due date was April 27, so I thought I could have a baby … then a week later go to graduation and walk if I was feeling up to it, but God had other plans. Bodie had other plans,” she said.
Still pregnant on May 1, Bailiff said she passed her boards. On May 2, she said doctors induced labor, and she gave birth to her son on May 3. She thought she may have to forgo her graduation ceremony the next day at UNC Greensboro School of Nursing, but Bailiff recovered quickly and made it, the report continues.
“I remember walking into the gymnasium for graduation, and everybody’s just cheering and standing and there’s a huge crowd,” Bailiff said. “I don’t know if it was a mix of the hormones or just how overwhelmed I was feeling, but I just started crying. It was just an overwhelming feeling of I just accomplished so much within the last couple of days. It just felt really good.”
Afterward, her sister created a TikTok video of Bailiff and her son to celebrate all that she had done in just a few short days. The video, which describes the new mom as a “superwoman,” has nearly 150,000 likes so far.
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Responding to the attention, Bailiff said she hopes her story will remind other pregnant mothers that they are strong and capable.
“I want other women to know, especially people that are in school and they get pregnant and they want to do this or they want to do that, we can do anything we want to do,” she said. “We just have to set our minds to it. I know that sounds cliché, but that whole video kind of just put it into perspective.”
All too often, young women are told that a child will get in the way of their educational and career goals, that they should put off motherhood or even have an abortion while in school. But Bailiff’s story – and thousands of others like it – demonstrate that children are worth the sacrifices and mothers are capable, hard working individuals who can achieve great things.
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