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Meet Stephanie Hilferty: The 4th Louisiana legislator in 200 years to give birth while in office

May 11, 2019 - The Advocate

It was the normal early morning chaos at the Lillis-Hilferty household in New Orleans.

Nine-month-old Teddy, sitting in a high chair, was tossing as many Cheerios onto the floor as he was plopping into his mouth.

Claire Marie, nearly 3, was watching "Sesame Street," half-playing with a doll and half-talking with her mother, state Rep. Stephanie Hilferty, who had just donned a tan jacket over a black-and-white dress and was leaving for Baton Rouge. She needed to be there for a 10 a.m. committee meeting.

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