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  # 1943544 19-Jan-2018 14:16
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Pumpedd:

 

and now she is pregnant...what will be next...

 

 

They will have a baby, in circa 8-9 months





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  # 1943551 19-Jan-2018 14:23
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My wife recently quit her job of 5.5 years in IT to be a full-time mum and our due date is a few months away. She did try to balance it all out but the physical and mental demands were just too much to cope with while working 10hr days. I don't know how tough and smart Jacinda is or what duties  entail being a PM but I would imagine the days to be longer than 10hrs and much more intense than running scripts all day/night on a PC.

 

I still support the idea of Jacinda being a mum purely because it will help break a lot of stereotypes on what people think a woman is capable of, and that IMHO is important. I'm sure with a bunch of ministers to support her, NZ is probably not going to be much better or worse while we await her baby :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1943552 19-Jan-2018 14:24
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Interesting to see she knew about this before taking up Winstons offer.





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  # 1943584 19-Jan-2018 15:12
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networkn:

 

Unfortunately, science says differently. 

 

Also, apparently the baby was unexpected! Our esteemed "leader", doesn't understand the link between unprotected sex, and babies. Wow. 

 

 

"Wow" is right. What a horrific post. Did you miss the part about them having fertility issues, or did you just choose to not let that get in the way of getting another dig in?


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  # 1943599 19-Jan-2018 15:36
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Pumpedd:

 

As a woman it is good she is pregnant. As a PM she should resign as PM is no ordinary position. I guess she will also breast feed in question time. 

 

I am a fan of woman having babies and working and doing whatever they want, but not as PM. She is not only PM, she is leader of a coalition that will take a lot of strength and resilience.

 

I do not celebrate with a lot of other NZers at this news. But that is my opinion and I am sticking with it.

 

 

For her personally I'm thrilled. For her as PM I'm less than thrilled. 

 

I have a colleague who joined the company mid last year and then announced her pregnancy a couple of months into the job. She was really loyal and had plans of basically working right through, remotely, just having the bare minimum of leave (she planned on 4 weeks). The baby was premature, born in February last year – when reality hit (it’s her first child) she basically had three months off and continued just working from home, part time for the remainder of last year.

 

JA might have a great team (looking at the labour caucus that’s not MY opinion) but the responsibility and pressure of running the country and leading the government falls predominantly on the shoulders of the PM. I personally don’t think that she can really do justice to both NZ and to her family when the baby arrives.

 

Maybe this is Winston’s opportunity  - he’ll certainly be rubbing his hands in glee.


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  # 1943600 19-Jan-2018 15:37
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mrfte:

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11978063

 

 

 

No issues whatsoever..

 

 

 

"Clarke and I have always been clear we wanted to be parents but had been told we would need help for that to happen. That's made this news a fantastic surprise."


 
 
 
 


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  # 1943621 19-Jan-2018 16:13
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I shall be interested to see what the Green Party say, given how environmentally damaging having children has been shown to be....





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  # 1943629 19-Jan-2018 16:34
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Very pleasing to hear Dame Jenny Shipley offering congratulations and support:

 

A wonderful choice of our outstanding young woman leader who is also going to choose to be a parent. It will bring special insight, I suspect, in her work and joy to her family.

 

She said it was not the slightest bit relevant that Ardern may have known she was pregnant while negotiating the coalition agreement.

 

"If she knew while she was negotiating it should not have made a blind bit of difference to the outcome of those discussions and I think people need to be very careful not to delve into the personal lives of leaders in areas that are absolutely irrelevant to the successful governance of this country.

 

Some of the conservatives in this thread treating it as an opportunity to belittle and spread FUD don't seem to have a reasonable grip on the realities of life.


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  # 1943631 19-Jan-2018 16:38
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My wife's first comment "They're not even married."






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  # 1943633 19-Jan-2018 16:39
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Very pleasing to hear Dame Jenny Shipley offering congratulations and support:

 

A wonderful choice of our outstanding young woman leader who is also going to choose to be a parent. It will bring special insight, I suspect, in her work and joy to her family.

 

She said it was not the slightest bit relevant that Ardern may have known she was pregnant while negotiating the coalition agreement.

 

"If she knew while she was negotiating it should not have made a blind bit of difference to the outcome of those discussions and I think people need to be very careful not to delve into the personal lives of leaders in areas that are absolutely irrelevant to the successful governance of this country.

 

Some of the conservatives in this thread treating it as an opportunity to belittle and spread FUD don't seem to have a reasonable grip on the realities of life.

 

 

 

 

We have a reasonable grip of OUR reality. Yours is apparently different.






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  # 1943636 19-Jan-2018 16:42
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Geektastic:

My wife's first comment "They're not even married."



Good grief are we in Victorian England.




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  # 1943642 19-Jan-2018 16:50
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Geektastic:

 

My wife's first comment "They're not even married."

 



Good grief are we in Victorian England.

 

 

 

No, but some of us adhere to standards and do not like to see endless b***ards churned out in the name of "progress".






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  # 1943644 19-Jan-2018 16:54
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Geektastic:

 

My wife's first comment "They're not even married."

 

 

I suppose it will never occur to you that this says a lot more about your wife and yourself than it does about this country or its leader.

 

 





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  # 1943647 19-Jan-2018 16:56
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Geektastic

 

I seem to recollect that a recent PM came from a solo parent home Do you put him in this Ba***d category where do stand on Gay marriages etc.??  We as a community have moved on. Its time people like yourself do the same Even the Aussies have moved on


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