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What's Crazy About Biking to the Hospital to Have a Baby?

The stir caused by New Zealand minister Julie Anne Genter’s journey to an Auckland hospital says more about us than her.
Women and bikes: they go together!
Women and bikes: they go together!George H. Hill/AP Photo

Congratulations to Julie Anne Genter, New Zealand’s minister for women and associate minister for health and transport, who made global headlines this weekend for riding a bike to have a baby.

Specifically, Genter biked to Auckland City Hospital on Sunday to give birth through induced labor. In an Instagram post,  she wrote, “My partner and I cycled because there wasn’t enough room in the car for the support crew... but it also put me in the best possible mood!” she wrote.