Michelle’s frank talk on miscarriage

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Peter Sblendo­rio with News Wire Ser­vices

Michelle Obama re­vealed she suf­fered a miscarriage back when she and hus­band Barack Obama were try­ing to start their fam­ily.

The for­mer First Lady opened up about the ex­pe­ri­ence in an in­ter­view with ABC's Robin Roberts Fri­day on “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica.”

“I felt like I failed be­cause I didn't know how com­mon mis­car­riages were be­cause we don't talk about them,” Obama says in the pre­taped in­ter­view. “We sit in our own pain, think­ing that some­how we're bro­ken.”

Obama, 54, said she and her hus­band turned to in vitro fer­til­iza­tion two decades ago to have their daugh­ters, Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17.

“The bi­o­log­i­cal clock is real be­cause egg pro­duc­tion is lim­ited, and I re­al­ized that as I was 34 and 35,” Obama told Roberts. “We had to do IVF.”

Roberts' full in­ter­view with Obama is set to air Sun­day, two days be­fore the re­lease of Obama's mem­oir, “Be­com­ing,” in which she ad­dresses top­ics she dis­cussed with Roberts.

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