Michelle Obama Reveals She Suffered A Miscarriage, Took IVF Twice, Sought Marriage Counseling
Michelle Obama is preparing to release one of the most highly anticipated books of the year, “Becoming,” a detailed memoir about the former First Lady’s trials and tribulations of becoming the woman she is today. Ahead of the book’s release next week, excerpts and tender details about what the memoir will cover are being revealed.
As readers have to wait to read in full about Michelle’s sacred life, others are discovering specific details about what’s to come in the upcoming memoir. During an appearance on Good Morning America, Michelle detailed her experience of having a miscarriage when attempting to start a family.
She says, she successfully had two daughter through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and had to install the shots herself due to her husband and former president Barack Obama serving in the state legislature. She talked about why it’s so important for women to discuss the triumphs and difficulties of their body in efforts to help other women,
I felt lost and alone and I felt like i failed. Because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were, because we don’t talk about them. We sit in our own pain thinking that somehow we’re broken. So, that’s one of the reasons why I think it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happened, and the biological clock is real because egg production is limited and I realized that as i was 34 and 35, we had to IVF.
I think that’s the worst thing we do to each other as women. Not share the truth about our bodies and how they work and how they don’t work.
While part two will discuss her strain in attempting to start family, she will also discuss how her and Barack also went to marriage counseling.
I know too many young couples who struggle and think somehow, there’s something wrong with them. I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama — who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other — we work on our marriage and we get help with our marriage when we need it. What I learned about myself was that my happiness was up to me and I started working out more, I started asking for help, not just from him but from other people. I stopped feeling guilty.
The book will be on shelves Tuesday, November 13th, 2018.