Expecting her sixth baby, Liberal parliamentarian Giulia Jones thinks this time she might have met her match.
With the baby girl expected to be delivered early by caesarean in May and five other children aged 12 and under, Mrs Jones said this will be her last. The pregnancy is complicated, with a risk of bleeding, after Mrs Jones had caesarean births for her five previous children as a result of pre-eclampsia for her first two. Her risk of bleeding is such that this baby is likely to be delivered about five weeks early.
But Mrs Jones, who has made the rights of women in the workplace one of her defining issues, is determined that the baby's birth and upbringing will be as natural a part of her life as a politician as the previous five.
The baby will be born a few weeks before New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Adern makes history with her birth, an event Mrs Jones celebrates.
"She's winning because she's having a baby and she is the prime minister. The naysayers win when you don't have the baby because of what people say."
As for the other political baby in the news, Mrs Jones says Barnaby Joyce hit trouble because he disappointed the people who vote for him.
"Barnaby's support base have changed their opinion of him and that's a problem for him," she says, of the news that the deputy prime minister, who has since gone to the backbench, is expecting a baby with a former staffer.
"His support base is shocked and I think that's fair and reasonable. If you appeal to a support base of a political kind you actually tell them who you are and what your character is and what you value in this world."
Mrs Jones's army officer husband Bernard Jones takes a big load of the childcare in her family of four boys and one girl, aged 12, 10, 8, 6 and 3.
He was from a family of six children and Mrs Jones from a family of five, so the couple always planned a big family. She says big families make for great teenage years and teach the children to take care of each other.
Two of the couple's children are in nearby family day care, two attend after-school care and two catch the bus home. The children are schooled at Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa.
Having already made history breastfeeding in the ACT parliamentary chamber, Mrs Jones, 38, is determined that her family commitments will not stand in the way of her political career.
She plans to take four or five months off, depending how much recovery time she and the baby need, during which time she will be paired for votes in the chamber and will stay involved from her home in Duffy.
Having worked "very hard" over 10 years and three campaigns to get elected, she's not giving it up easily - and doesn't see why she should. Instead, the "dinosaur" working world should learn to accommodate families, she says.
"I really strongly think why should we give up being women and give up all our aspirations to have our job?" she says.
Mrs Jones points to small but important gains she has pushed through in Canberra: All public agency buildings now have locks on the doors of rooms for breastfeeding so women can use breast pumps without fear of someone walking in. And portable toilets are now provided at the frontline for firefighters.