Michelle Obamas new memoir reveals births by IVF

Michelle Obama\s new memoir reveals births by IVF
Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls
Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in-vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters.

"I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were because we don't talk about them," Obama said in an interview broadcast Friday on ABC's Good Morning America. "We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken."

Obama, 54, said she and her husband, former U.S. president Barack Obama, turned to in-vitro fertilization to have daughters Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.

The full interview will air during an ABC News special called Becoming Michelle: A First Lady’s Journey With Robin Roberts on Sunday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET.

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

That’s one of the reasons why I think it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen.

The revelations come ahead of Tuesday's release of her 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.

The former First Lady opened up about the experience in an interview on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts.

Barack and Michelle Obama suffered miscarriage and had marriage counseling

The Associated Press purchased an early copy of Becoming, one of the most anticipated political books in recent memory. 

The Associated Press purchased an early copy of "Becoming," Mrs. Obama's memoir and one of the most avidly anticipated political books in recent memory. In it, she writes of being alone to administer herself shots to help hasten the process. Her "sweet, attentive husband" was at the state legislature, "leaving me largely on my own to manipulate my reproductive system into peak efficiency."

In Becoming, 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 Trump's yearslong "birther" campaign questioning her husband's citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks." Trump suggested Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. but on foreign soil — his father was Kenyan. The former president was born in Hawaii.

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Michelle Obama Reveals She Had a Miscarriage, Underwent In Vitro Fertilitzation

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.

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In her book, 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."

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She reflects on early struggles in her marriage to Barack as he began his political career and was often away.

"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."

She gives a detailed account of her courtship with her future husband — they met when both were at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin LLP, and she was initially his adviser. Secretaries claimed he was both brilliant and "cute," although Michelle Obama was skeptical, writing that white people went "bonkers" any time you "put a suit" on a "half-intelligent black man." She also thought his picture had a "whiff of geekiness."

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Video: Michelle Obama opens up about miscarriage, new memoir Becoming

Michelle Obama: We had to use IVF to conceive our daughters

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Michelle Obama reveals she used IVF to conceive daughters after heartbreaking miscarriage

The remarks faded from the news, but she sensed lasting damage, a "pernicious seed," a "perception" that she was "disgruntled and vaguely hostile."

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Michelle Obama has long said she has no interest in running for office, although she held a few campaign-style rallies before the recent midterms, urging people to register to vote. The rallies were part of her work as co-chair of the non-partisan, non-profit organization When We All Vote.

Michelle Obama reveals miscarriage and IVF treatment in new book

Last month, she launched a program to help empower girls worldwide through education. The Global Girls Alliance aims to support more than 1,500 grassroots organizations combating the challenges girls encounter in their communities.

Michelle Obama is opening up about her life in a new memoir, Becoming. And in the book, she reveals she struggled with fertility issues before conceiving her two daughters, Sasha and Malia. In an interview with Robin Roberts for a special on the book, which will air on ABC Sunday night, the former first lady said she had a miscarriage 20 years ago.

She launches her promotional tour Tuesday not at a bookstore, but at Chicago's United Center, where tens of thousands of people have purchased tickets — from just under $30 to thousands of dollars — to attend the event moderated by Oprah Winfrey.

Obama told Roberts she decided to tell her story so women know they are not alone if theyre struggling to start a family. “I think its 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 Obamas have said they will donate a "significant portion" of their author proceeds to charity, including the Obama Foundation.

Michelle Obama Just Revealed She Suffered a Miscarriage

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The former first lady, 54, candidly discusses the miscarriage in her new memoir, Becoming, and further detailed her experiences in an interview with Robin Roberts, which was teased on Good Morning America on Friday – just days before the release of her memoir, for which she earned part of a $65 million advance in a joint book deal with her husband.  

WASHINGTON—Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters.

I felt like I failed because I didnt know how common miscarriages were because we dont talk about them, she told Robin, while noting that she wanted to speak out in order to reduce the stigma surrounding miscarriages. We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow were broken.

“I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them,” the former first lady said in an interview broadcast Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” ‘’We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.”

Michelle Obama has revealed that she suffered a devastating miscarriage 20 years ago, while opening up about having to do in vitro fertilization to then conceive her two daughters with former president Barack 

Mrs. 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,” the famously fit Mrs. Obama said in excerpts from an ABC special set to air Sunday. “We had to do IVF.”

The revelations come ahead of Tuesday’s release of Mrs. 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.

The Associated Press purchased an early copy of “Becoming,” one of the most anticipated political books in recent memory. Mrs. Obama has offered few extensive comments on her White House years. And memoirs by former first ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, are usually bestsellers.

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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 Trump’s years-long “birther” campaign questioning her husband’s citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, “deliberately meant to stir up the wing nuts 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.

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.”

I felt like I had failed: Michelle Obama reveals she had miscarriage and used IVF to conceive daughters

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

WASHINGTON—Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters.

“I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them,” the former first lady said in an interview broadcast Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” ‘’We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.”

Mrs. 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,” the famously fit Mrs. Obama said in excerpts from an ABC special set to air Sunday. “We had to do IVF.”

The revelations come ahead of Tuesday’s release of Mrs. 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.

The Associated Press purchased an early copy of “Becoming,” one of the most anticipated political books in recent memory. Mrs. Obama has offered few extensive comments on her White House years. And memoirs by former first ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, are usually bestsellers.

I felt like I had failed: Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive

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 Trump’s years-long “birther” campaign questioning her husband’s citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, “deliberately meant to stir up the wing nuts 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.

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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.”

Michelle Obama tells of miscarriage pain

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