Pregnant Auckland women hopeful their babies will be accidentally switched with the Prime Minister’s

Pregnant women all around Auckland are crossing their fingers and hoping to experience the great miracle of medical malpractice

Pregnant women all around Auckland are crossing their fingers and hoping to experience the great miracle of medical malpractice

Pregnant Auckland women due to give birth this weekend are excited at the possibility that their baby may be accidentally switched with the Prime Minister’s in a routine hospital mix-up.

The birth of Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford’s first known child has raised an exciting opportunity for couples who conceived their children at roughly the same time as they did.

Roughly five babies a year are estimated to be switched at birth, and given to the wrong parents, and while that would usually be a horrific ordeal for parents, this weekend, it could be anything but.

The odds are slim, but very real that one lucky couple will lose their baby to the Prime Minister and receive a child with Prime Ministerial blood.

Jill McKinnon is due to give birth tomorrow, the same day as Ardern, and is very excited about the possibility.

“It’s a bit like winning the lotto, I suppose,” she grinned. “Unlikely to happen, I know, but just imagine!”

Other women spoken to with due dates in the same three-day range as the Prime Minister all said they’d be getting DNA tests as soon as they got home.

But they might want to keep the results of those tests quiet, as the Prime Minister’s office insists that she will likely “want it back.”