Michelle Obama had miscarriage and used IVF to conceive girls

Michelle Obama had miscarriage and used IVF to conceive girls

Michelle Obama reveals miscarriage and IVF treatment in new book

I felt like I failed because I didnt know how common miscarriages were, because we dont talk about them, the former first lady said in an interview broadcast on Friday on ABCs Good Morning America breakfast show.

Obama, 54, said she and her husband Barack Obama had fertilization treatments to conceive daughters Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.

I realized that as I was 34 and 35, we had to do IVF, she said in excerpts from an ABC special set to air on Sunday. We had to do IVF.

Michelle Obama used IVF to conceive daughters after heartbreaking miscarriage

In the new book she criticises Donald Trump for encouraging wingnuts and kooks and she writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life and becoming the countrys first black first lady.

Read more Obama has offered few extensive comments on her White House years, since departing the presidential residence on the day of Trumps inauguration in January, 2017. And memoirs by former first ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, are usually bestsellers.

In Becoming, Obama lets loose a blast of anger at Trump, writing how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to block it all out.

Photograph: PR Trump suggested repeatedly and loudly in high-profile public forums that Barack Obama was not born in the US but on foreign soil, as his father was Kenyan. Trump was wrong – Obama was born in Hawaii and eventually displayed his birth certificate. Trump eventually, reluctantly, conceded Obama was American-born.

Michelle Obama also expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a misogynist in Trump over Hillary 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.

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.

"I felt like I failed because I didnt know how common miscarriages were because we dont talk about them," the former first lady said in an interview broadcast Friday on ABCs "Good Morning America."

Michelle Obama, 54, said she and Barack Obama underwent fertilization treatments to conceive daughters Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.

"I realized that as I was 34 and 35, we had to do IVF," Mrs Obama said in excerpts from an ABC special set to air Sunday. 

The revelations come ahead of Tuesdays release of Mrs Obamas memoir "Becoming," in which she writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life and becoming the countrys first black first lady.

The Associated Press purchased an early copy of "Becoming," one of the most anticipated political books in recent memory. Memoirs by former first ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, are usually best-sellers.

In "Becoming," Mrs Obama lets loose a blast of anger at President Donald Trump, writing how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to "block it all out."

She also denounces Trumps years-long "birther" campaign questioning her husbands citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks."

Trump suggested Obama was not born in the U.S. but on foreign soil – his father was Kenyan. The former president was born in Hawaii.

"What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls?" Mrs Obama adds.

"Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my familys safety at risk. And for this Id never forgive him."

She 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.

Mrs 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 launches her promotional tour Tuesday not at a bookstore, but at Chicagos United Center, where tens of thousands of people have purchased tickets – paying anything from just under $30 to thousands of dollars – to attend the event moderated by Oprah Winfrey.

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