New Zealand politician cycles to hospital in labor, gives birth


“Huge information!” the Greens politician posted on her Fb web page a number of hours later. “At 3.04am this morning we welcomed the most recent member of our household. I genuinely wasn’t planning to cycle in labor, however it did find yourself occurring.”

The island nation of 5 million already has a status for down-to-earth politicians. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern famously took maternity go away whereas in workplace and introduced her three-month-old to a United Nations assembly as she was nonetheless breastfeeding.

New Zealand MP Julie Anne Genter cycled to the hospital to give birth.

“My contractions weren’t that unhealthy after we left at 2am to go to the hospital — although they had been 2-Three min aside and selecting up in depth by the point we arrived 10 minutes later,” Genter wrote.

“Amazingly now we’ve a wholesome, comfortable infant sleeping, as is her dad,” stated Genter, a twin New Zealand-US citizen who was born in Minnesota and moved to the Pacific nation in 2006.

Genter — her celebration’s spokesperson for transport points and whose Fb profile consists of “I really like my bicycle” — additionally biked to the hospital in 2018 to provide delivery to her first-born, native media stated.