In the early hours of Sunday morning, New Zealand Member of Parliament Julie Anne Genter welcomed her new baby into the world.

The MP took to Facebook to share her dramatic birthing story, and how she cycled to the hospital while in labour.

The Greens politician wrote, “Big news! At 3.04am this morning we welcomed the newest member of our family. I genuinely wasn’t planning to cycle in labour, but it did end up happening.”

“My contractions weren’t that bad when we left at 2am to go to the hospital – though they were 2-3 min apart and picking up in intensity by the time we arrived 10 minutes later.”

“And amazingly now we have a healthy, happy little one sleeping, as is her dad.”

Her extraordinary story has racked up thousands of likes on Facebook, with many well wishers commending her strength.

One person wrote, “Wow, cycling in labour… not sure I could’ve done that!”

Others shared their congratulations and called Julie a “Wonder Woman” for riding a bike while enduring contractions.

Julie also praised the medical staff that assisted in the delivery, saying, “Feeling blessed to have had excellent care and support from a great team, in what turned out to be a very fast (and happily uncomplicated) birth.”

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This article first appeared on Over60.