New Zealand Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter biked to the Auckland City Hospital while 42 weeks pregnant to give birth Sunday.
Genter, the Green Party’s minister for women and associate transportation minister, cycled to the hospital instead of driving. She claimed it put her in the “best possible mood” before getting induced into labor, BuzzFeed News reported.
“Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby. This is it, wish us luck!” Genter wrote on Instagram. She added that her partner cycled with her to the hospital since there was not enough room in the car for the support crew.
Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby. This is it, wish us luck! (My partner and I cycled because there wasn’t enough room in the car for the support crew… but it also put me in the best possible mood!) #42weekspregnant #cycling #bicyclesarethebest
The politician is known for being an advocate for cycling, The Guardian reported. She previously shared a photo of her with a sign about cycling during pregnancy. (RELATED: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Becomes The First World Leader To Give Birth In Office In Nearly 30 Years)
“Relevant!” she wrote.
Genter will take three months from her parliamentary role and six weeks off from her ministerial role. Her pregnancy follows New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who gave birth in June while in office. Ardern used the same public hospital as Genter to give birth.
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