New Zealand minister cycles to hospital to give birth

Pauline Gross
August 20, 2018

New Zealand's Minister for Women, Anne Genter, has revealed she rode her bike to Auckland City Hospital to give birth earlier this month because there "wasn't enough room in the car".

But she says the ride also put her in the "best mood possible".

The Green party's co-leader James Shaw said it was very "on-brand" for Ms Genter to have chosen to ride her bike.

Genter added that she and her partner rode their bikes to the hospital "because there wasn't enough room in the vehicle for the support crew".

Imagine a heavily pregnant ready in labour to pedal her bicycle through busy roads just so she can get induced and welcome her baby.

His followers, however, did not support his sentiments as they stated that Kenyan leaders would face a lot of danger if they even dared to emulate Ganter's actions.

Genter is due to give birth at the same public hospital as Ardern.

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The 38-year-old - who is the Minister for Women and Associate Minister of both Health and Transport - posted a series of snaps to Instagram on Sunday. "In the first week of August we're expecting our first child".

This is Genter's third pregnancy - she lost the first two to miscarriages.

The 42-week pregnant Ms Genter said it was "mostly downhill to the hospital".

New Zealand's minister for women cycled to a maternity unit as she prepared to give birth.

A playground is now being built on parliament's grounds amid a push by the Speaker of the House to make the precinct more family friendly.

It will be Genter and Nunns' first baby.

Ms Genter was born in the United States and attended the University of California, Berkeley before moving to New Zealand in 2006 and working as a transportation planner.

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