Published: Mon, November 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Michelle Obama reveals fertility challenges and how IVF helped her conceive daughters

Michelle Obama reveals fertility challenges and how IVF helped her conceive daughters

The former first lady will visit the Seminary Co-op in Hyde Park on Tuesday afternoon to sign her new memoir "Becoming".

In her book, she not only shared about her sadness and grief about her miscarriage but she also shared about her falling in love, their first kiss, and how it all started.

"And that she did a great deal of this while her husband was away serving in the state legislature, leaving her to administer the shots that are a part of that process herself". Memoirs by former first ladies, including Mrs Clinton and Laura Bush, are usually best-sellers.

The Obamas opted for IVF, one form of assisted reproduction that typically involves removing eggs from a woman, fertilizing them with sperm in a lab, and implanting the resulting embryo. It costs thousands of dollars for every "cycle", and many couples require more than one attempt. "We are in our pain and somehow think that we are broken", she described her then-feelings and those of many other women.

That fertility treatment helped the couple conceive daughters Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17.

Since 1996, more than a million babies in the U.S. have been born using IVF. "We had to do IVF". The Associated Press purchased an early copy. She added that this was opted for after she suffered a miscarriage about 20 years ago.

In her memoir, "Becoming", which is out on Tuesday, Michelle Obama writes that she will "never forgive" President Donald Trump for challenging the legitimacy of her husband's birth certificate.

She also lets loose a blast of anger at President Donald Trump.

Trump suggested Obama was not born in the United States but on foreign soil - his father was Kenyan. The former president was born in Hawaii.

She admitted that stuff like that "hurts", even if she was seen as one the most handsome and intelligent women in the country.

She remembers how her body "buzzed with fury" after seeing the infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Mr Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.

Mrs. Obama also accuses Trump of using body language to "stalk" Clinton during an election debate.

She noted the decision to undergo the procedure was reached after she realised age was catching up with her. The first one is scheduled for 13 November and will be moderated by Oprah Winfrey.

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