A Member of Parliament (MP) from New Zealand’s Green, Julie Anne Genter on Sunday cycled all the way to the hospital for the birth of her child. The MP was already in labour when she started pedaling and she gave birth an hour later.
Three years ago, Genter has previously done the same during the birth of her first child, a son. In a recent post on Facebook and Instagram, Genter shared her beautiful story of cycling to the hospital during her painful contractions at 3 am on Sunday.
“Big news! At 3.04 am 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. My contractions weren’t that bad when we left at 2 am to go to the hospital - though they were 2-3 min apart and picking up in intensity by the time we arrived 10 minutes later. (I’m smiling in the car park right after one.)," she wrote.
Genter further added, "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.”
The MP also shared a series of photographs of her journey from cycling towards the hospital to holding her newborn. Her post was showered with love and good wishes from netizens.
While some netizens congratulated the MP, others pointed out that cycling is a lot more beneficial during the delivery.
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