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New Zealand's premier returns to work with baby
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:01:43 PM »
 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned to work on Thursday just six weeks after delivering her first child, having become the first premier in the nationís history to take maternity leave while in office.
The 38-year-old premierís pregnancy was seen by many as a symbol of progress for women in leadership roles as she became only the second elected leader, after Pakistanís Benazir Bhutto in 1990, to have given birth in office.
ďDay to day Iím worrying about feeding, sleeping and nappies and then thereís this overlay of interest in something that is actually mundane,Ē Ardern said in an interview with Television New Zealand.
Iím just perhaps amongst some of the first who are doing something that hasnít been done very often, but one day it will be normal.Ē
New Zealandís parliament has worked to become more baby-friendly in recent months and Ardernís daughter, Neve Te Aroha, will be allowed to cuddle with her mother during debates and swim in the pool alongside other legislatorsí children.