Tammy Duckworth set to be first Senator to have baby while in office

ANI | Updated: Jan 24, 2018 06:49 IST

Washington D.C [USA], Jan 24 (ANI): The United States Senator Tammy Duckworth announced on Tuesday that she is pregnant with her second child.

Local media reported that Duckworth would be the first woman to give birth to a child while serving in the Senate. Her first child was also born while in office.

The senator, who will turn 50 years in March, already has a daughter, who was born in November 2014. Her second child, also a girl, is due in April.

Duckworth lost both her legs during the Iraq War, when the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting got hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in 2004.

She was elected to the Senate after representing Illinois' 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms last year. She is a former US Army Lieutenant Colonel as well.

She also served as the assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In September last year, Duckworth wrote an editorial for Cosmopolitan, advocating for more lactation rooms in all US airports. (ANI)