Preggers PMThread Started January 18 at 9:08PM
Our new(ish) Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has just announced that she is pregnant!
Anyone ever heard of a pregnant PM before. NZ is good at being the first in stuff e.g. first to give women the vote.
Baby is due in June.
Reply on January 18, 2018 10:07 PM << Modifed January 18 at 10:08PM >>
A pregnant PM? That's nothing!
Our PM has had a cow, on more than one occasion!
(P.S. Good for Jacinda. Want to swap?)
Reply on January 19, 2018 10:34 AM
Well, neither of our female PMs got pregnant whilst in office, but we did have a pregnant PM's wife once.
Indhira Ghandi might have been pregnant whilst in office.
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Reply on January 19, 2018 11:08 AM
Well we don't have a PM, and our president is too darn old to even consider having a little one...but a little lady or a little man is always welcome anywhere...LOL
Reply on January 21, 2018 03:36 PM
I believe Benazir Bhutto gave birth while PM of Pakistan. Of course she was later assassinated, so let's hope that's not a bad omen.
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