New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a baby girl on Thursday. The Prime Minister shared the good news through her Instagram account where she posted the picture along with her newborn and partner Clarke Gayford. She captioned the picture as, “Welcome to our village wee one. Feeling very lucky to have a healthy baby girl that arrived at 4.45pm weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb) Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness. We’re all doing really well thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospital.”Also Read - PM Modi Invited to US 'Summit for Democracy', Likely to Participate: Sources
Interestingly, Ardern is the second world leader to give birth to her little one in her office after Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto in 1990 with whom coincidentally Adern’s daughter shares her birthday. Also Read - New Covid Variant Threat: India Extends Travel Restrictions to THESE Countries. Full List Here
Earlier in a statement, Ardern said, “I’m sure we’re going through all of the emotions new parents go through, but at the same time feeling so grateful for all the kindness and best wishes from so many people. Thank you”. Also Read - What Motivated Shreyas Iyer to Get His Maiden Test Ton? Coach Pravin Amre Reveals
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The news of the baby girl was met with a lot of excitement in New Zealand as people from all over the country wanted to see the baby.
Jacinda Ardern was elected in October 2017 and in January 2018 she announced her pregnancy. She is the youngest Prime Minister New Zealand had since 1856.
In an interview with a leading daily, she said, “I am not the first woman to multitask. I am not the first woman to work and have a baby; there are many women who have done this before.”