The mum also noted that "we're deeply honoured that our good friend Senator Akaka was able to bless her name for us-his help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us".
Duckworth and her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey, named their second daughter Maile Pearl Bowlsbey.
"I've had multiple IVF cycles and a miscarriage trying to conceive again, so we're very grateful", she told The Sun-Times.
Duckworth is also one of only 10 women to give birth while serving in Congress.
There are plenty of trolls, of course, who still think that motherhood is incompatible with politics, or any other career for that matter. The senator said getting pregnant the second time was "a struggle", though her first pregnancy wasn't easy.
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Duckworth said last month she's requesting a rules change to allow her to bring her baby onto the Senate floor when she needs to vote. She went on to complete her Masters in global affairs at George Washington University and a PhD in Human Services at Capella University. But, she's now working with her staff so she can still participate in important votes-"It's going to change some Senate rules", she said.
She has been vocal about support for increased family-building options. She was the first female double amputee from the war after suffering severe combat wounds when her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down. "I don't consider myself unique, because there are billions of working parents, and my children will only motivate me to do my job", she said.