New Zealand Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter rode her bike to Auckland City Hospital to give birth because there “wasn’t enough room in the car”.
Genter, minister for women and associate minister for health and transport, posted photographs on social media of her “mostly downhill” trip to the hospital while at full term.
Genter is 42 weeks pregnant with their first child and she says she was going to the hospital for an induction.
She wrote; “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,”.
Ms. Genter, 38, noted on social media on Aug. 10 that she was “40 weeks + 4 days” pregnant, and “still waiting” to give birth. She plans to take three months of parental leave after the birth of the child, her first.