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New Zealand’s minister for women rode her bike to the delivery room

By WITW Staff on August 20, 2018

New Zealand’s female politicians are roundly dispelling misconceptions about the limitations of pregnant women and mothers. Earlier this summer, the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the second world leader to give birth while in office and then returned to work six weeks later. And now, as the Guardian reports, New Zealand’s minister for women drove herself to the delivery room—on her bicycle.

Julie Anne Genter, who is 42 weeks pregnant, posted an Instagram photo on Sunday that shows her standing next to a bike.

“Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby,” she wrote in the caption. “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!)”

Genter, is also New Zealand’s associated transport minister, and a vocal proponent of cycling. If her Instagram account is any indication, she has been bike riding throughout her pregnancy.

Read more at the Guardian.


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