Michelle Obama says she felt ‘lost and alone’ after miscarriage 20 years ago

Michelle Obama says she felt ‘lost and alone’ after miscarriage 20 years ago

Michelle Obama has spoken about how she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage and revealed she had IVF to conceive her two daughters.

Talking about the experience two decades ago, the former first lady said she felt like she had "failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them".

The 54-year-old also said she and her husband, former president Barack Obama, "had to do IVF" to have Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.

Mrs Obama was speaking in an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, ahead of the launch of her memoir, Becoming.

Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a rally for When We All Vote's National Week of Action at Chaparral High School In Las Vegas on September 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama is the founder and a co-chairwoman of the organization that aims to help people register and to vote. Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections in Nevada begins on October 20.

In the book she writes frankly about confronting racism in public life, becoming the country’s first black first lady, and early struggles in her marriage as Mr Obama began his political career.

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

She added: "I realised that as I was 34 and 35, we had to do IVF."

In her book, Mrs Obama also unleashes an angry broadside against President Donald Trump, writing about her shock on learning he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and how she tried to "block it all out".

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) watches as incoming President Donald Trump speaks

She also condemns Mr Trump’s long-standing "birther" campaign, which questioned Mr Obama’s citizenship.

Mrs Obama brands it bigoted and dangerous, "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks".

Article source: “https://news.sky.com/story/michelle-obama-says-she-felt-lost-and-alone-after-miscarriage-20-years-ago-11549237”

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