Michelle Obama Had Her Girls Via IVF After Devastating Miscarriage

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By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is readying for a major book release and subsequent tour to promote her new memoir titled “Becoming.”

Mrs. Obama appeared recently on “Good Morning America” to promote her compelling book, which will give those who read it a more intimate and personal look at her life as an American dignitary, wife, and mother. In an interview with ABC News anchor Robin Roberts, Mrs. Obama opened up about the biological struggles she endured while having fertility issues around 20 years ago.

She also shared the details of a painful miscarriage she experienced before finally giving birth to daughters Sasha and Malia through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

“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. So, that’s one of the reasons why I think it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen, and the biological clock is real. I realized that as I was 34 and 35. We had to do IVF,” the former First Lady said.

Mrs. Obama has openly shared her trials with the hope that women will inspired to share their stories as well.

“I think it’s the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work, and how they don’t work,” she said.

The former corporate lawyer also told Roberts about how couples therapy was a key to stabilizing longevity in her marriage to former U.S. President Barack H. Obama.

“Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them. And I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other, we work on our marriage. And we get help with our marriage when we need it,” Mrs. Obama added.

Her memoir “Becoming” will be hitting bookstores November 13.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/11/09/michelle-obama-miscarriage-ivf-children-pregnancy-robin-roberts-gma/1940485002/?fbclid=IwAR0eaqZ31tYDQEQQqjXwHiYrkdxa0nDhEMfPE61TEz5rbtCGIQhPkvfo9MA

 

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