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.
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".
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".
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