Michelle Obama Opens Up About Marriage, Miscarriages and IVF

Contributed by Taylor Ardrey

Known for her philanthropy, mentorship, and advocacy, Michelle Obama is using her platform to acknowledge and share her struggles during her life’s journey.

“The biological clock is real because egg production is limited,” says our forever First Lady Michelle Obama. “We had to do IVF.”

Michelle Obama opens up in her new memoir, Becoming Michelle Obama, about her tribulations during pregnancy and how she used in vitro fertilization to have Malia and Sasha Obama.

Mrs. Obama reveals during an interview with Good Morning America that she felt “lost and alone” and that she “failed” during her miscarriage.

“I think it is 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.”

Ms Obama also opens up about her marriage with Barack Obama. She shares that maintaining a marriage is not easy and how she went to marriage counseling to work on their relationship.

“Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. What I learned about myself is that my happiness is up to me.”

In the interview, she also opens up about the night when she first started falling for Barack Obama.

“As soon as I allowed myself to feel anything for Barack,” she writes, “the feelings came rushing — a toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfillment, wonder.”

The raw, tell-all interview called “Becoming Michelle: A First Lady’s Journey with Robin Roberts,” will air Sunday Nov. 11, at 9 p.m ET on ABC. See a promo for the interview here.

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