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New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

Ardern's pregnancy has been worldwide news since it was first announced on 19 January, shortly after she won office, with the Labour Party leader vowing to be "Prime Minister and a mum".

In my view, New Zealand is showing that no doors are closed to women, that having a baby while being prime minister can be managed, and that it's acceptable for male partners to be full-time carers.

Marie Ardern said she was not surprised her niece had given birth to a girl.

Ardern, 37, announced the birth on Facebook, saying she was "feeling very lucky to have a healthy baby girl".

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has gone into hospital to give birth, her office says.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand announced she had given birth in a post on Instagram, which began: "Welcome to our village wee one".

It's an interesting coincidence that the late Bhutto shares the same birthday as Ardern's baby, June 21.

Ardern is one of only a few female leaders to give birth while holding office - the most recent being former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto, who had her daughter in 1990.

The public has generally been supportive of the popular prime minister.

The former PM said the new mum is a "remarkable woman who crashes through glass ceilings with apparent ease". She returned as prime minister from 1993 to 1996 and was assassinated in 2007.

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, has given birth to a girl.

Realistically, Ms Ardern will be hoping for a smooth six weeks while she's away, and Mr Peters will not want to be remembered for a auto crash of a time.

However, the Prime Minister will still be consulted on all major decisions.

Yesterday Clarke Gayford tweeted a photo of the prime minister still working at home.

News that Ardern was expecting prompted then New Zealand opposition leader Bill English to send his congratulations and hope that she was given "the space to be able to conduct relatively normal family life". She's a choice little new mate.

Now proudly wearing the tagline as the first child to be born to a sitting prime minister, Bhutto's daughter Bakthawar B-Zardari took to social media to congratulate Ardern on the baby's arrival.