‘I felt lost , alone, and like I failed ‘says Barack Obama as his wife opens up about suffering miscarriages and conceiving her daughters through IVF

Former United States first lady Michelle Obama has opened up about suffering and using in-vitro fertelization to conceive her daughter.

IVF refers to a laboratory procedure in which sperm are put in a special dish with unfertilized eggs to achieve fertilization. The embryos that result can be transferred into the uterus or frozen (cryopreserved) for future use

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In the book Becoming, America’s first black first lady goes beyond politics, digging deep into some personal issues from a miscarriage to using in-vitro fertilization to conceive her daughters to marriage counselling.

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Obama told ABC News in an interview.

“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.”

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Fertility treatments allowed her to conceive daughters Malia, now 20, and Sasha, 17.

“It turns out that even two committed go-getters with a deep love and robust work ethic can’t will themselves into being pregnant,”

We had to do IVF,” she told ABC, in excerpts of an interview that will air in full on Sunday.

She revisits the thrill of her romance with Barack, which began when she was his advisor at a Chicago law firm, describing it as a “toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfilment, wonder.”

But she admits the couple on occasion turned to counselling, where they “learned how to talk out” problems.

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