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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

GREENWOOD, S.C. — College math classes are difficult enough, but for one new mother, the challenges started before she stepped foot in class.

Sarah Thompson gave birth to her son, Isaiah five days after the beginning of the term.

He was unofficially enrolled in class three days after he was born with the help of an understanding professor at Lander University.

Thompson posted the story on Facebook. Dr. Josie Ryan said she knew how overwhelming it could be to have a newborn and attend classes, so she encouraged Thompson to bring Isaiah with her, “Good Morning America” reported.

At one point Ryan scooped up Isaiah and continued the lesson while she held the sleeping baby.