Former First Lady Michelle Obama is known for being classy, poised, feminine yet strong, beautiful and really an all-around picture of womanhood without giving up details of herself.
Mrs. Obama has revealed a very intimate and painful struggle: She had a miscarriage and went on to use in vitro fertilization, or IVF, to conceive their two daughters 20 years ago.
In an in-depth interview for Michelle Obama’s new memoir, Becoming, the Associated Press reported that the Obamas turned to IVF after a miscarriage left them feeling alone, “failed,” and “broken.”
We were trying to get pregnant and it wasn’t going well,” the former first lady writes. “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.”
By the time she hit her mid-30s, the former lawyer told ABC’s Good Morning America, she had a growing awareness that “the biological clock is real” and “egg production is limited.”
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