Julie Anne Genter announces birth of baby boy

Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter has announced the birth of her son, days after making international headlines for cycling to her induction.

The Minister for Women and Associate Minister for Health and Transport posted a picture of her and the baby alongside her smiling partner Peter Nunns on Instagram at around midnight on Tuesday.

"We're overjoyed to announce the safe arrival of our son at 18.03 this evening, weighing almost 4.3kg," she wrote.

"We waited a very long time for labour to start, but when it did it was short and sharp."

Ms Genter posted on Instagram on Sunday to say she rode her bike to hospital for an induction. She was 42 weeks pregnant at the time.

Greens co-leader James Shaw praised her decision to cycle to hospital to give birth as "very on brand" at the party's annual conference.

The story was covered by international media including ABC News Australia, CNN, the Guardian, The New York Times and the BBC.

Hollywood actress Kristin Bell praised her on Twitter, sharing the story and commenting "What a babe".


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