Melissa Harris-Perry is a new mom! The MSNBC journalist and her husband, James Perry, welcomed a baby girl on Friday, February 14th.
The couple announced the birth of their daughter via Twitter.
“Best Valentine Ever! [James] and I welcomed our daughter yesterday!” the Melissa Harris-Perry host, who is also mom to 12-year-old daughter Parker, posted.
Contrary to what many people think, the couple did not adopt. They used invitro to conceive their daughter. Harris-Perry recently told MSNBC.com:
Because I had retained my ovaries, we were able to create our own biological embryos. In Vitro Fertilization was a physically taxing and emotionally brutal process. But for many people, it has changed their lives. A new report, out this week, found that more than one of every 100 babies born in the United States now are conceived with advanced fertility help. Our daughter is now among them. Through IVF, we were blessed with a handful of potential Perrys.
Harris-Perry and Harris were married in October 2010.
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