NZ PM in hospital to give birth

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a baby girl.

I think we are really privileged in New Zealand to have a prime minister who is going to know what that's like.

'I think it's fair to say that this will be a wee one that a village will raise but we couldn't be more excited'.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child, a girl weighing 3.31 kg (7.3 lb).

She plans to take six weeks off work, during which time Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters will cover for her.

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

The first woman elected to Britain's House of Commons was Constance Markievicz in 1918, although as a member of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein, she did not take her seat.

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The department also noted a 37 percent increase from February 2018 to March 2018-the largest month-to-month increase since 2011. According to Politico , there were already almost 80,000 immigration cases involving unaccompanied minors as of March 31.

Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto gave birth while she was prime minister in 1990. She said in other fields, women have been combining motherhood and paid work for decades, but it has only recently become more manageable thanks to paid parental leave.

Ms Ardern found out she was pregnant on Oct 13, just six days before she was propelled into the job when Mr Peters, the leader of the New Zealand First Party, announced he was siding with her Labour Party in post-election negotiations. But she didn't take maternity leave, meaning that first goes to Ardern.

In the event of something of "significant political, strategic or public interest, or national security", Ms Ardern would be consulted and involved in major decisions that might be needed.

"Plenty of women have multitasked before me, and I want to acknowledge that", she said in January. Women can choose to combine family and career as Ardern has done.

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

Technically, Ardern will still be in charge of the country and will continue to read cabinet papers during her absence.

Offering his congratulations, New Zealand opposition leader Simon Bridges said: 'Being parents is a joy and a privilege and we are sure your new arrival will fill your lives with all the happiness our children have ours.