Melissa Harris-Perry Opens Up About Her ‘Miracle’ Baby

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By Jordan Chariton Comment

MHPMSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry had a very special Valentine’s Day, welcoming her second child into the world on Friday. She opened up this morning on MSNBC.com about the the journey to her “miracle” baby: one born through a surrogate.

Harris-Perry details how after her first “easy” pregnancy, where she delivered her daughter Parker naturally, having a second child became difficult.

I spent years suffering from the agony of uterine fibroids. Finally, in 2008, after fighting back with an arsenal of homeopathic and medical weapons, I decided to have my uterus removed. I wept for the children I would never have and made peace with the idea that one is enough.

She recounts her husband James and her decision to try In Vitro Fertilization, overcoming initial trepidation to eventually find a carrier for her second child.

Harris-Perry also revealed she’ll be writing for Essence magazine after her maternity leave about her “parenting adventures.”

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