Why Michelle Obama’s Revelation That She Had a Miscarriage and Did IVF Matters

November 9, 2018

(Vox) – President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are famous for keeping the details of their personal life private. But the Obamas have just gone public with a very intimate and painful struggle: They had a miscarriage and went on to use in vitro fertilization, or IVF, to conceive their two daughters 20 years ago. In an early look at Michelle Obama’s new memoir, Becoming, the Associated Press reported that the Obamas turned to IVF after a miscarriage left them feeling alone, “failed,” and “broken.”

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