Kiwi women share crazy stories en route to giving birth

Over the weekend Green MP Julie Anne Genter lived up to her role as Minister for Women, Associate Transport and Health Ministers in the most amazing way.

At 42 weeks pregnant she decided to ride her bike to the hospital to give birth.

How amazing is that?

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But she‘s not the only Kiwi woman with a crazy pre-birth tale to tell.


hosts Sarah Gandy and Laura McGoldrick received a flurry of messages from local mums sharing their own scary, funny, amazing experiences on the way to giving birth.

From getting trapped in an elevator to being caught up in a motocade, these Kiwi women‘s unexpected birth stories will blow you away.

1. The lucky escape

“I got trapped in an elevator while in labour. Luckily I got rescued before my baby arrived!”

2. My man stopped for Macca‘s

“My husband decided he needed to stop in at McDonald‘s while I was busy panting away in the car.”

3. The double ouch

“Not entirely on purpose, but I went for a pre-booked Brazilian wax and ended up being in early labour. One word: Ouch!”

4. Hunting for a heat pump

“I went to Harvey Norman and bought a heat pump whilst in labour. I saw through contractions on their display massage chairs.”

5. The wedding crasher

“My sister went into labour at my wedding. She was in denial and tried to argue that she wasn‘t. They had to leave the reception for the hospital.”

6. The speed shop

“Mother in-law wanted to take me shopping to get some new clothes. So in labour we went shopping. I had to drive because she doesn‘t.”

7. Excuse me, Mr President

“In labour I wasn‘t allowed on the motorway because of President Clinton‘s motorcade. Pleaded with the cops to let us on before racing to the hospital.”

*This story originally appeared on and has been republished with permission.

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