Tammy Duckworth Gives Birth, Achieves a Big First

She's the first US senator to give birth while in office
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2018 3:33 PM CDT
In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – Tammy Duckworth gave birth to a girl, Maile, Monday, making her the first US senator to deliver a baby while in office, NPR reports. Duckworth, 50, who lost both her legs in the Iraq war and now represents Illinois, had her first daughter Abigail in 2014 while she was serving in the House of Representatives. Maile Pearl Bowlsbey was named in honor of her father's great-aunt Pearl, an army officer and nurse who served in World War II, Politico reports, citing a statement from Duckworth. (Read more Tammy Duckworth stories.)

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