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New Zealand Prime Minister Gives Birth, Makes History

SheKnows logo SheKnows 21/6/2018 Madison Medeiros
New Zealand Prime Minister Gives Birth, Makes History: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Welcomes Baby Girl © Sean Gallup/Getty Images. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Welcomes Baby Girl

The world of international politics just got a lot cuter. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, making her the second elected head of government to give birth while in office — following the late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. 

Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, shared the exciting news Thursday on Instagram. 

"Welcome to our village wee one," she captioned the darling first family photo. "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."

  who entered office with kids, former President Barack Obama, how he dealt with feelings of guilt while juggling his duties as a parent and a leader. In true Obama fashion, his advice was practical and to the point. 

"His insights were the same as I'm sure any parent would probably give me: that you do your best," Ardern told reporters. And we know she will.

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