Michelle Obama reveals she had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive daughters
The 54-year-old former First lady of United States Michelle Obama has revealed that she had to settle for the IVF, as she had trouble getting pregnant; and when she finally became pregnant, she suffered a miscarriage.
Michelle Obama disclosed how she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters.
The revelations come ahead of Tuesday’s release of Obama’s memoir “Becoming,” in which she writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life and becoming the country’s first black first lady.
In an interview broadcast Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” she said, “I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them,”We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.”
“We were trying to get pregnant and it wasn’t going well,” Mrs. Obama, 54, writes in her upcoming memoir. “We had one pregnancy test come back positive, which caused us both to forget every worry and swoon with joy, but a couple of weeks later I had a miscarriage, which left me physically uncomfortable and cratered any optimism we felt.”
Mrs. Obama, said she and Barack Obama underwent fertilization treatments to conceive daughters Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.
In the memoir, Mrs. Obama also writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life and becoming the country’s first black first lady.
Obama also accuses Trump of using body language to “stalk” Clinton during an election debate. She writes of Trump following Clinton around the stage, standing nearby and “trying to diminish her presence.”
Mrs. Obama also expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a “misogynist” over Clinton in 2016. She remembers how her body “buzzed with fury” after seeing the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.