Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant - update!
There’s been some fantastic news this morning – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant and due in June 2018!
Jacinda shared the news to her social media channels, stating, ‘And we thought 2017 was a big year! Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three, and that we’ll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats,’ she wrote on Instagram.
Our Prime Minister couldn’t be more excited about her pregnancy, exclaiming ‘I’ll be Prime Minister AND a mum.’
This news means that Jacinda became pregnant during her election campaign, she claims that this baby will be ‘a wee one that a village will raise.’
Speaking on livestream video to Newshub, Jacinda explained how they had wanted to conceive, but the pregnancy was a surprise. She was at home when she found out and Clarke was away. To reveal the pregnancy, she spoke to him over a video recording device on her phone. Clarke said, 'It was quite the reveal, a complete shock. It's awesome.'
Jacinda also mentioned that she had a bit of morning sickness, but the pregnancy so far has not been so hard. When asked how she is going to juggle being a parent and being Prime Minister, Jacinda expressed:
Lots of people juggle things in their personal life, I'm just doing things in a very public way. I am not the first woman to multitask. We're going to make this work and New Zealand is going to help us raise our first child.
Her social channels have become flooded with words of congratulations for the family and from everyone at Little Treasures HQ, congratulations mama-to-be, we can't wait to follow you on your journey. #WeAreYourVillage .
Photo by Getty Images.
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