At 42 weeks pregnant, New Zealand Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter hopped on her bike and cycled herself to the hospital.
The 38-year-old, who is the Minister for Women and Associate Minister of both Health and Transport, posted photos to Instagram on Sunday showing her very green mode of transport.
Genter was headed to Auckland City Hospital to give birth to her first baby by induced labour so she could’ve been forgiven for jumping in a car and taking it easy, but that’s not her style.
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!) #42weekspregnant #cycling #bicyclesarethebest
Genter said she and her partner Peter Nunns 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 plans to take three months off from parliamentary duties and just six weeks off from her ministerial roles, after which Nunns will be the baby’s full time caregiver.
Ardern also took just six weeks off and is already back leading the country.
The official Green Party NZ Twitter account said what we were all thinking, posting that Genter’s bike ride was “the most #onbrand thing ever”.
— Green Party NZ (@NZGreens) August 19, 2018