Michelle Obama is opening up about her difficult journey to motherhood in an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor Robin Roberts airing this weekend that’s pegged to her upcoming memoir.
In a clip from the special shared on “Good Morning America” Friday, the former first lady revealed that she suffered a miscarriage, which left her feeling “lost and alone.” She writes about her fertility issues in her book.
“I felt like I failed, because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them,” Obama, 54, told Roberts of the incident that happened about two decades ago. “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 happen, and the biological clock is real.”
The “Becoming” author and former President Barack Obama were able to welcome daughters, Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17, through IVF.
“I realized that as I was 34 and 35,” she said in the interview. “We had to do IVF.”
Obama explained its her desire to help other women motivates her openness.
“I think it’s the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work, and how they don’t work,” she said.
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