Politics

New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth 

13:28, 28 November 2021
New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth  Photo: pixabay

Julia Anne Center, who is a member of New Zealand’s Parliament, used her bicycle to reach the hospital and give birth to her child just an hour later.


“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,” she posted on her Facebook page.

The politician admitted that she had not planned to get to hospital by cycling however “it did end up happening.”

“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,” she added.

New Zealand is known for its politicians who are down to earth.

Another politician, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardren brought her three-month-old child to the United Nations despite still breastfeeding.

Earlier, it was reported that New Zealand will remove lockdowns that were imposed on the country in August as the authorities decided to contain the delta variant instead of liquidating it completely. 

However, considering the emergence of the new Omicron strain, two cases of which were confirmed in Australia and England, the plans of the New Zealand’s government might change.