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, we had to do IVF,” she said in excerpts from an ABC special set to air on Sunday.
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#MichelleObama reveals that she had a miscarriage prior to conceiving her 2 daughters via IVF. I . . This interview surfaces after #GabrielleUnion shared exciting news of her baby girl with a surrogate; this comes after 8 miscarriages. . . In the interview with #RobinRoberts which aired today, former First Lady Michelle opened up about this for the first time. ‘I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them,’ she said. ‘We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken…That’s one of the reasons why I think it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen.’ . . #amalang #ivf #motherhood #MichelleObama #surrogate #miscarriage