MELBOURNE – New Zealand Member of Parliament Julie Anne Genter got on her bike early on Sunday and headed to hospital. She went into labor and she gave birth an hour later.
“Big news!” Greens politician posted on her Facebook page a few hours later. “At 3:04 a.m. this morning, we welcomed our newest family member. I didn’t actually go into labor, but it ended up happening.”
The island nation of 5 million people is already popular with mediocre politicians. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern famously took maternity leave while in office and took her three-month-old baby to a United Nations meeting while she was still breastfeeding.
“My contractions weren’t so bad when we left at 2 a.m. for the hospital – although they were two to three minutes apart and gradually increased by the time we arrived 10 minutes later,” said Genter. Write.
Genter, a US-New Zealand citizen who was born in Minnesota and moved to the Pacific in 2006, said: “It’s amazing that we now have a healthy and happy little baby sleeping .
Genter – her party’s spokeswoman for transport issues and whose Facebook profile reads “I love my bike” – also cycled to the hospital in 2018 to give birth to her first child. , local media said.
(Reporting by Melanie Burton; editing by William Mallard)