News Sen. Tammy Duckworth Is Pregnant—and Will Make History When the Baby Arrives By Brandi Fowler Brandi Fowler Instagram Website In addition to her extensive fashion, lifestyle, and beauty coverage for InStyle, Brandi has worked as a writer and editor for E! Online, a fashion and lifestyle writer for Hello! US, an editor/on-camera host for AOL, contributing writer and red carpet correspondent for Variety and Cosmopolitan, and has also served as the Hollywood correspondent for Australia's 9News' TheFIX. Her editorial features can also be found on Vitruvi, MTV News, Madame Noire, Hello Beautiful and more covering fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and entertainment news. Her articles have been syndicated by the likes of Health, Marie Claire, Essence, Shape, Yahoo!, People, and more. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 23, 2018 @ 05:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Sen. Tammy Duckworth is about to make history. The Illinois senator’s office announced Tuesday that she is pregnant, which means she will become the first sitting senator ever to give birth while in office, when she delivers her second daughter this spring. "Bryan and I are thrilled that our family is getting a little bit bigger, and Abigail is ecstatic to welcome her baby sister home this spring," she said in a statement, according to CNN. "As tough as juggling the demands of motherhood and being a Senator can be, I'm hardly alone or unique as a working parent, and Abigail has only made me more committed to doing my job and standing up for hardworking families everywhere." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image She went on to thank the hospitals at Northwestern and George Washington University for helping her and her husband fulfill “decades-long journey to complete our family.” See Every Celebrity Baby Born in 2018 Only 10 women in U.S. history have given birth while serving in Congress, Duckworth’s office stated, with the politico telling the Chicago Sun Times that being a mother has impacted her policy agenda. Duckworth was elected to the Senate in November 2016.