Published: Fri, November 09, 2018

Michelle Obama Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage 20 Years Ago

Michelle Obama Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage 20 Years Ago

Mrs Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, sought couples therapy, she also revealed for the first time in her 426-page book, which will be released on Tuesday.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed she used IVF to conceive her daughters after suffering a devastating miscarriage - and how she and husband Barack had marriage counseling.

"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 tells Roberts in a sneak peek of Becoming Michelle: A First Lady's Journey with Robin Roberts, which will air November 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

On her miscarriage, she said: "We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken".

Mrs Obama, who was a successful lawyer before becoming First Lady in 2008, told host Robin Roberts how she realized around the age of 34 that 'the biological clock is real, ' and 'egg production is limited'.

And the campaigner also shared how she and her husband had undergone marriage counseling after their relationship hit a rocky patch.

Michelle Obama also took a swipe at President Donald Trump in her memoir 'Becoming'.

Now 54, she said that daughters Sasha and Malia, 17 and 20, were conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF).


"It turns out that even two committed go-getters with a deep love and robust work ethic can't will themselves into being pregnant", she writes in the candid new book.

"I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were because we don't talk about them", she said.

Obama's family revelations are some of many included in the book from a former first lady who has offered few extensive comments on her White House years.

Mrs Obama continued: 'But it was also risky, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. Mrs. Obama called the accusations bigoted, unsafe and they were "deliberately meant to stir up the wing nuts and kooks".

"For this", she writes, "I'd never forgive him".

'What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? "What if that person went looking for our girls?" she writes in the memoir. "Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family's safety at risk", she continues, calling out the president. But Mrs. Obama defied her exalted status in the annals of history by cultivating an image of a modern woman with whom many Americans would like to sip wine and chat.

Obama also expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a "misogynist" over Clinton in 2016.

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 writes of Trump following Clinton around the stage, standing nearby and "trying to diminish her presence". The full interview airs 9pm Sunday.

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