New Zealand Minister cycles to the hospital to give birth : Evewoman - The Standard


Julie Anne Genter, the New Zealand Minister who cycled to hospital to give birth

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Julie Anne Genter, minister for women and associate minister for health and transport in New Zealand, posted photos on her personal Instagram account about her cycling trip to hospital to give birth to her first child.


The minister delivered at Auckland City Hospital through induction. Becoming the second New Zealand government minister to give birth to a baby in 2018, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister

Ardem also made headlines because she returned to her leadership role after only six weeks of parental leave.


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40 weeks + 4 days. #stillwaiting #babywatch

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Genter who is 38 years old, posted on 10th of August on social media that she was “40 weeks + 4 days” pregnant and “still waiting” to deliver.


Since she announced she was pregnant on February with a cute post, she has been inspiring pregnant women with the benefits of cycling and using ecological transport through her Instagram photos.

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Relevant! #cycling #pregnant #cyclingwithbaby

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She plans to take a three months parental leave after the birth of the first child.

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