Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Sen. Tammy Duckworth gives birth to second child

Sen. Tammy Duckworth gives birth to second child

Her daughter, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, was born Monday. Their first, Abigail, was born on November 18, 2014, when Duckworth was a member of the House.

Duckworth says Maile is named after her husband's great aunt, who was an Army officer and nurse in World War II.

"I've had multiple IVF cycles and a miscarriage trying to conceive again, so we're very grateful", she told The Sun-Times. Duckworth was also a member of the House, representing a district in suburban Chicago, when she gave birth to her first child, Abigail, at the age of 47.

Duckworth, a Democrat from IL, is just the tenth woman to give birth while serving in Congress, and the first to give birth as a sitting U.S. Senator.

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She said former U.S. Sen.

"His help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us", Duckworth said.

The Illinois democrat quickly spread word about the new addition to her family.

Not only that, but the politician is also the first member of Congress born in Thailand, with her father being a USA war veteran and her mother being of Chinese descent.

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Tammy's family settled in Hawaii and she attended the University of Hawaii where she studied political science.

Duckworth, 50, has been pushing for rule changes in the Senate so she can continue to vote and serve more easily while nursing.

She announced her pregnancy back in January, with a reminder that working mothers are not a fringe group.

"Parenthood is not just a women's issue, an economic issue, it affects all parents - both men and women". "As hard as ticking the requirements of motherhood and becoming a Senator may function, "'m on your own or unique as a working parent, and my own children only allow me more committed to carrying out my occupation and standing for hard working families anywhere.

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