For the second time, a New Zealand lawmaker rode her bike to the hospital to give birth

Green MP Julie Anne Genter speaks during the first sitting day of New Zealand’s 53rd Parliament on December 01, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Julie Anne Genter, a New Zealand Member of Parliament, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Sunday.
  • In a Facebook post, Genter said she rode her bicycle to the hospital at around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. 
  • This is the second time Genter has ridden her bicycle to give birth, the BBC reported.
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Julie Anne Genter, a New Zealand Member of Parliament, rode her bicycle to the hospital in the early morning hours on Sunday to give birth. 

“Big news! At 3.04am this morning we welcomed the newest member of our family. I genuinely wasn’t planning to cycle in labour, but it did end up happening,” Genter wrote in a Facebook post. 

This isn’t Genter’s first time cycling to labour. Genter, 41, made a similar trip when she was a minister three years ago. 

“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!)” Genter said in a 2018 Instagram post.

The Green party lawmaker said her contractions weren’t bad and she left for the hospital at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. She said the contractions picked up in intensity when she arrived at the hospital but she was still pictured smiling in the hospital parking lot.

“And amazingly now we have a healthy, happy little one sleeping, as is her dad. Feeling blessed to have had excellent care and support from a great team, in what turned out to be a very fast (and happily uncomplicated) birth,” Genter wrote. 

Insider has reached out to Genter for comment. 

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