New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant and is about to give birth to her first child. With this, she has become the first woman of the country and the second woman in the world who will give birth to the child while being the Prime Minister. Earlier in 1990, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had played these two responsibilities together.
Jacinda became the PM in October last year and she had been in the spotlight since then. When she had been asked questions about starting her family before the election, she had said that pregnancy has no relation with the prospects of a woman’s career. With her partner, Clarke Gayford, she announced her pregnancy yesterday. She told the reporters, “Clarke and I are very excited to share that in June we are ready to welcome our first child.” She said that she will take six weeks off after the birth of the child and Deputy Prime Minister Winchester Peters will take charge in her place.