(CNN)New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern isn't the first prime minister to expect a baby while in office.
There's only been one female head of government in modern history who gave birth while in office
A generation ago, Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was pregnant with, and gave birth, to her daughter Bakhtawar on January 25, 1990. At the time she'd been in office a little more than a year.
The first-ever female leader of a Muslim nation, Bhutto served as the prime minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996. She was assassinated in 2007 during a political campaign
On Friday, Bakhtawar, who's now a trustee at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, passed along her congrats to the New Zealand leader "on the wonderful news."
Ardern said she would be taking six weeks leave following the baby's birth. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters would serve as acting prime minister during that time.
"I am not the first woman to multi-task, I'm not the first woman to work and have a baby," she said. "I know these are special circumstances but there will be many women who will have done this well before I have."
The challenges were far more daunting for Bhutto 27 years ago.
She was apprehensive that her rivals, who wanted an interim government in place while she was having a baby, w