Dan Satherley, Newshub
Auckland, February 18, 2018
Potential new Green Party Co-Leader Julie Anne Genter has announced that she is pregnant.
She announced her run for the party Co-Leadership just 10 days ago.
“Peter and I have some amazing news!” she wrote on Instagram.
“We are going to have get an extra seat for our bikes – we are expecting our first child in early August. We are so happy. 2018 is going to be an even bigger adventure,” she said.
Ms Anne Genter, who is also Minister of Women and Associate Minister of Health and Transport, included an image of a couple on bikes, with a baby riding in a seat behind mum.
Exciting and Unexpected
“We are expecting our first child in early August. It is a bit exciting and unexpected,” she told media about an hour ago.
She will take three months off her parliamentary duties but hopes to work a bit from home when her baby’s six weeks old.
Ms Genter, 38, has previously had two miscarriages. In August she shared an “incredibly insensitive” email she received from a member of the public, blaming her miscarriages on fluoridation.
Ms Genter opened up to the New Zealand Women’s Weekly in March last year about her two miscarriages.
“I am quite a rational person and thought I could tell myself it simply was not meant to be, but I was surprised at how intensely powerful my emotions were,” she told the magazine.
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Julie Anne Genter announcing her pregnancy with her Partner Peter Nunnes