New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a baby girl at Auckland City Hospital. She has become the second Prime Minister who gave birth while being in office- the first one was Benazir Bhutto from Pakistan.
Bakthwar Bhutto Zardari, daughter of Benazir Bhutto also congratulated Jacinda, one day before, when media was reporting about the expected birth of the child.
Congratulations to Prime Minister @jacindaardern on the wonderful news ?
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) 19 January 2018
Jacinda Ardern’s Baby Girl
Jacinda announced about the birth of her baby girl in an Instagram post. She said, “Welcome to our village wee one. Feeling lucky to have a healthy baby girl that arrived at 4.45 pm weighing 3.3 kg (7.3lb).”
“Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness. We’re all doing well thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospital.”
Jacinda is now on maternity leave for six months. Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters will fill in her place.
Kiwis Waiting for Jacinda’s Baby
It seems that people in New Zealand were much excited about 37 years old Jacinda Ardern giving birth to a baby while being a prime minister.
Since the last few days, media was reporting about the developments. And, social media users were also predicting the gender of the baby and expected names.
Here, is what Twitter user had to say.
Baby name guess: *Solstice. (*If born at 10.07pm). #shortestday #babywatch
— Warwick Rasmussen (@WasRasMus) 20 June 2018
A journalist from Radio New Zealand also tweeted about the reporting at the hospital before Jacinda Ardern gave birth.
No baby yet…but they are feeding the media ? pic.twitter.com/864J1oqPzF
— Jessie Chiang (@je_chiang) 21 June 2018
Jacinda’s Partner to Be Stay at Home Dad
It was in January when Jacinda announced about her pregnancy via Instagram post. She said, “Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three. And that we will be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats. I will be Prime Minister AND a mum, and Clarke will be the first man of fishing and stay at home dad.”
And we thought 2017 was a big year! Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three, and that we’ll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats. I’ll be Prime Minister AND a mum, and Clarke will be “first man of fishing” and stay at home dad. I think it’s fair to say that this will be a wee one that a village will raise, but we couldn’t be more excited. I know there will be lots of questions, and we’ll answer all of them (I can assure you we have a plan all ready to go!) But for now, bring on 2018.
Jacinda Ardern is the Labour party’s youngest leader and youngest Prime Minister of New Zealand in last 150 years. She started leading her part only three months before its victory in October 2017 elections.
Jacinda giving birth to a baby while being in the office or PM will be indeed another event to inspire the women of the world to work endlessly without any so-called gender limitations.