NZ’s Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, cycled to Auckland City Hospital while 42-weeks pregnant because there ‘wasn’t enough room in the car’.
The plucky mum-to-be said her Sunday morning bike ride put her in a great mood as she prepared to have her baby.
‘Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby. This is it, wish us luck!’ she wrote on Instagram.
Ms Genter – who is a Greens Party MP – actively promoted cycling during her pregnancy and encourages Auckland locals to bike ride around the city.
Her pre-partum cycle has made headlines around the world, with thousands of people congratulating Ms Genter and wishing her well.
‘Congratulations! I cycled on the morning I gave birth (to buy tomato plants from the nursery)! I found cycling in the late stages of pregnancy so much more comfortable and enjoyable than walking,’ one woman wrote.
‘Julie Anne, you're wonderful and an example to be followed! I hope your delivery was safe and easy and that you and your baby are fully healthy,’ another said.