Michelle Obama Opens Up About Miscarriage, IVF and Therapy

by Marie Lewis

In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama gets candid and shares her struggles with miscarriage and success with IVF.

Michelle Obama shared that she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago. It was in her mid-30s that she realized “the biological clock is real” and “egg production is limited.” Mrs. Obama eventually turned to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant. We applaud Mrs. Obama for opening up about miscarriage, a topic that goes undiscussed far too often–especially among women of color.

Now the mother of two daughters, Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17, with her husband, former President Barack Obama — Said she , “I realized that as I was 34 and 35,” said Michelle Obama. “We had to do IVF.”

In her best-selling brand new memoir, Becoming. Michelle Obama doesn’t just  touch on her infertility struggles; she also reveals that the Obamas sought marriage counseling, noting that she and husband, President Barack Obama have benefited from as a tool guide them back on track. Yes, even leaders of the free world need relationship therapy!

During the interview with Roberts, Obama said, “Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them.”

She added, “And 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.”

If you missed it, look for Becoming Michelle: A First Lady’s Journey with Robin Roberts on demand or online.

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