Michelle Obama reveals miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

Evarado Alatorre
Noviembre 9, 2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama said she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage about 20 years ago, during an exclusive interview with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.

"I felt lost and alone and I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were because we don't talk about them", Obama said in the exclusive interview with Roberts.

Michelle Obama, former USA first lady, says her daughters, Malia and Sasha, were conceived with the help of in-vitro fertilisation.

Ms Obama, known for her advocacy work on behalf of women and girls around the world, also discussed her loving marriage with the former president, and the couple's decision to attend marriage counselling during a tumultuous period.

Mrs Obama revealed that the couple's relationship struggled at times, especially after he joined the state legislature, leaving her at home where she was forced to administer IVF shots herself.

Becoming also tells of the hurt Mrs Obama felt at being portrayed as an "angry black woman" by critics after her husband chose to run for president.

She writes in the memoir that Trump's questioning of whether her husband was an American citizen was "crazy and mean-spirited. its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed".

Michelle Obama says she and Barack underwent IVF to conceive Malia and Sasha.

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She also condemned Trump for his persistent "birther" crusade which questioned her husband's citizenship.

Former first lady Michelle Obama with former President Barack Obama.

'What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? Mrs. Obama's promotional tour begins Tuesday, November 13 at Chicago's United Center, where Oprah Winfrey will join her.

Obama also expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a "misogynist" over Clinton in 2016. She writes of Trump following Clinton around the stage, standing nearby and "trying to diminish her presence".

She also recalled how her body "buzzed with fury" after watching the now-infamous "Access Hollywood" tape - in which Trump brags about grabbing women "by the p-y" - and how she tried to "block it all out" when Trump won the election.

She explained: 'If I'd learned anything from the ugliness of the campaign, from the myriad of ways people had sought to write me off as angry or unbecoming, it was that public judgment sweeps in to fill any void.

"I've never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last 10 years has done little to change that".

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