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42 weeks pregnant, New Zealand minister cycles to hospital

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — It was a beautiful morning, according to New Zealand’s minister for women, so after 42 weeks of pregnancy she decided to hop on her electric bicycle and head to the hospital to give birth.

Julie Anne Genter on Sunday posted a picture of herself outside an Auckland hospital holding her bike, saying she was ready to be induced and “finally have this baby.” She wrote that she decided to cycle because there wasn’t enough room in the car for her “support crew.”

Besides, she said, cycling also “put me in the best possible mood!”

Her Instagram photo was noticed by actress Kristen Bell, who wrote on Twitter “what a babe.”

Genter’s office on Tuesday said there was not yet any update on the minister, who remained at Auckland City Hospital.

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