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New Zealand politician cycles to hospital in labor, gives birth

MELBOURNE – New Zealand Member of Parliament Julie Anne Genter bought on her bicycle early on Sunday and headed to the hospital. She was already in labor and he or she gave birth an hour later.

“Big news!” the Greens politician posted on her Facebook web page just a few hours later. “At 3.04am this morning we welcomed the newest member of our family. I genuinely wasn’t planning to cycle in labor, but it did end up happening.”

The island nation of 5 million already has a repute for down-to-earth politicians. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern famously took maternity leave while in office and brought her three-month old to a United Nations assembly as she was nonetheless breastfeeding.

“My contractions weren’t that bad when we left at 2am to go to the hospital – though they were 2-3 min apart and picking up in intensity by the time we arrived 10 minutes later,” Genter wrote.

Genter, who is a member of New Zealand’s Parliament, also biked to the hospital to give birth to her first child.
Genter, who’s a member of New Zealand’s Parliament, additionally biked to the hospital to give birth to her first youngster.
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“Amazingly now we have a healthy, happy little one sleeping, as is her dad,” stated Genter, a twin New Zealand-U.S. citizen who was born in Minnesota and moved to the Pacific nation in 2006.

Genter – her celebration’s spokesperson for transport points and whose Facebook profile contains “I love my bicycle” – additionally biked to the hospital in 2018 to give birth to her first-born, native media stated.

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