Green Party MP heads for maternity ward on a bicycle

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New Zealand's Minister for Women, Anne Genter, has revealed she rode her bike to Auckland City Hospital to give birth earlier this month because there "wasn't enough room in the car".

Also the country's associate transport minister, Genter, 38, is a well-known and outspoken cycling advocate.

"This is it, wish us luck", she continues, before explaining she cycled because there wasn't enough room in the vehicle for her, due to her "support crew". "There wasn't enough room in the vehicle for the support crew", she wrote, explaining their decision to cycle.

The Green's MP shared a photo of her arrival at the hospital. "In the first week of August we're expecting our first child".

Genter, 38, noted on social media on August 10 that she was "40 weeks + 4 days" pregnant, and "still waiting" to give birth.

The 42-week pregnant Ms Genter said it was "mostly downhill to the hospital".

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Ardern, who was elected past year, became only the second world leader to give birth while in office after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990.

Ardern had Neve in Auckland Hospital on Thursday June 21.

She recently returned from six weeks' maternity leave.

Greens MP Julie Anne Genter posted the image of her posing a with her e-bike at the Auckland City Hospital from her Instagram account.

Genter, who was born in Minnesota and studied at the University of California, Berkeley, joined the left-leaning Green Party as a volunteer shortly after migrating to New Zealand in 2006, and she has represented the party in Parliament since 2011.

Her Green Party colleagues tweeted that the bicycle trip to the delivery ward was "the most #onbrand thing ever".

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