New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Becomes A New Mom Ardern became the first sitting head of state to give birth in almost three decades. The baby girl weighed just over 7 pounds. Arden's pregnancy sparked a national conversation about working mothers.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Becomes A New Mom

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Becomes A New Mom

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Becomes A New Mom

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Becomes A New Mom

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Ardern became the first sitting head of state to give birth in almost three decades. The baby girl weighed just over 7 pounds. Arden's pregnancy sparked a national conversation about working mothers.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with congratulations to Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand and a new mom. Earlier today, she gave birth to a baby girl weighing just over seven pounds. The New Zealand political leader says she and her partner are going through all the same emotions that anybody would. Unlike other parents, of course, the PM has Cabinet meetings, and so she will soon have to decide if she's willing to allow a powerful, new voice at the table. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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