New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to first child

21 June, 2018, 21:01 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern worked up until she went into labour

Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, and is now the first ever world leader to be on maternity leave while in office.

Since being elected, Ms Ardern has become an worldwide political figure and there will be intense interest in the Prime Ministerial baby.

She wrote on social media at the time: "We'll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats".

'Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness.

Mr Peters said said he was advised this morning that the prime minister had been admitted to hospital.

It's an interesting coincidence that the late Bhutto shares the same birthday as Ardern's baby, June 21.

The 37-year-old gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office. She also changed travel plans, saying she didn't want to "tempt fate" so close to the birth.

The public has generally been supportive of the popular prime minister.




She was the first pregnant world leader in almost 30 years.

"For New Zealand, these events and the way our country has greeted them will be seen as inspirational by all who advocate for gender equality and women's empowerment", Clark wrote.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto (1953 - 2007), Islamabad, Pakistan, 1993. She has said she's confident the government will continue to run smoothly in her absence.

She will now take six weeks off after having her first child.

She arrived at Auckland City Hospital just before 6 a.m. local time (18.00 UTC) with her partner Clarke Gayford by her side.

There is no blueprint but the offices of Ms Ardern and Winston Peters have been at pains to play down the handover as "business as usual" in the weeks leading up to the birth.

New Zealand's parliament has baby-friendly policies with the Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard once looking after the child of a Labour MP while the country's parental leave bill was being debated, Stuff.co.nz reported.

The first female prime minister was Sirima Bandaranaike, who was elected to lead Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1960.

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