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Michelle Obama has released a memoir in which she reveals that she had a miscarriage and used in vitro fertilization to conceive both children, Malia and Sasha.

In the book, Becoming, the former first lady reveals difficulties about her marriage and pregnancy with her two daughters.

In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Michelle Obama said that she felt “lost and alone” after her miscarriage 20 years ago.

The first African-American first lady also criticized President Donald Trump for putting her family’s safety at risk.

Michelle and Barack Obama sought couples therapy, she also revealed for the first time in her 426-page book, which will be released on November 13.

Following publication, Michelle Obama will tour ten cities.

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Michelle Obama, a former lawyer and hospital administrator, told ABC that after her miscarriage: “I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them.”

She added that “it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen”.

The former first lady also said that when she was around 34 years old, she realized that “the biological clock is real” and that “egg production is limited”, which made her decide to seek in-vitro fertilization.

She told Robin Roberts: “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.”

Michelle Obama revealed that the couple’s relationship struggled at times, especially after her husband joined the state legislature, leaving her at home where she was forced to administer IVF shots herself.

“Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences,” she said.

“I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them. And I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other, we work on our marriage.

“And we get help with our marriage when we need it.”

Michelle Obama also describes falling in love with the former president one summer night in Chicago.

In Becoming, Michelle Obama says she would “never forgive” Donald Trump for championing the “birther” theory that her husband was not born in the US, according to excerpts obtained by media.

She wrote: “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed.”

“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”

Michelle Obama said she reacted in shock to Donald Trump’s presidential victory and “tried to block it all out”.

Before departing the White House for Paris on November 9, President Trump addressed some of the quotes from Michelle Obama’s book.

He said: “Michelle Obama got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always insist you come up with controversy. I’ll give you some back.”

Referring to his predecessor, Barack Obama, President Trump said: “I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly.”


In an interview with Closer Weekly, Duck Dynasty‘s Missy Robertson reveals she suffered a miscarriage before having daughter Mia.

Missy Robertson told the publication that at age 30 she suffered a miscarriage in 2002, after giving birth to her sons, Reed (now 18) and Cole (now 16).

“I was about eight to 10 weeks along when I miscarried, just enough time to be excited about it and start telling everyone,” the reality star said.

Mia Robertson revealed she suffered a miscarriage in 2002 after giving birth to Reed and Cole and before having Mia

Mia Robertson revealed she suffered a miscarriage in 2002 after giving birth to Reed and Cole and before having Mia (photo Facebook)

Missy Robertson explained the heartbreaking procedure: “I’d heard of tubal pregnancies for years, but didn’t really understand the mental anguish of actually having to go in and have someone remove what could’ve been your child. It was extremely difficult, and there was a lot of pain and bleeding.”

Jase and Missy Robertson told Closer Weekly they coped with the tragedy through “a lot of prayer and a lot of family.”

Three months after the miscarriage, Missy Robertson became pregnant again with their daughter Mia, now age 11.


Beyonce has opened up about her heartbreaking miscarriage for the first time in her upcoming HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream.

Beyonce, 31, suffered the loss several years before the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January 2012.

“About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time,” Beyonce says in a preview.

“And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life.”

“I picked out names,” the singer recalls.

“I envisioned what my child would look like… I was feeling very maternal.”

Beyonce lost the child in the early stages of her pregnancy.

“I flew back to New York to get my check up – and no heartbeat,” she says.

“Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat.”

Beyonce, who married Jay-Z in April 2008, turned to music to help her get through her pain.

“I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life,” she says, but doesn’t name the track.

“And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album.

“And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”

Jay-Z first referenced the loss in Glory, a track recorded within days of Blue Ivy’s birth in January 2012.

Beyonce has opened up about her heartbreaking miscarriage for the first time in her upcoming HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream

Beyonce has opened up about her heartbreaking miscarriage for the first time in her upcoming HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream

Beyonce was thrilled when she discovered she was expecting Blue Ivy and found it hard to keep the news to herself to begin with.

“Being pregnant was very much like falling in love. You are so open. You are so overjoyed.

“There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you, so of course you want to scream it out and tell everyone.”

After cautiously keeping her second pregnancy a secret, Beyonce finally revealed her bump at MTV Video Music Awards in August 2011.

Beyonce famously rubbed her tummy during a performance of Love On Top and it went on to become the most-tweeted months of the year.

The documentary attempts to show the other, more vulnerable and human side of Beyonce.
In a previous clip, she says: “People see celebrities and they have money and fame, but I’m a human being.”

“I cry, I get scared, I get nervous just like everyone else.”

Beyonce shares tender and very candid moments from her pregnancy with Blue Ivy, showing her bare pregnant belly and even a sonogram of her unborn daughter.

Of course, Beyonce is now gearing up to perform at the Super Bowl in New Orleans on Sunday.

Beyonce – who was criticized earlier this month for allegedly miming the American national anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration – is said to have been preparing to perform live since the end of October.

She is now feeling the pressure to wow the audience despite believing she did nothing wrong during her performance in Washington DC.

A source close to Beyonce said she was very disappointed and felt “a technicality which everybody does took away from the beauty of the moment”.

“She didn’t think there was anything wrong with it. Pavarotti has done it! It was freezing out, and if she messed up just one note, that would have been the story.

“Everybody uses these tracks, and the music director advised it. Any big outdoor live performance is almost always with some kind of track.

“She did sing, but used a track.”

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Khloe Kardashian has denied allegations she suffered a miscarriage in February.

Khloe Kardashian, 27, has made no secret of her hopes to have a baby with husband Lamar Odom, 32.

Her struggle to fall pregnant has also been documented on her current E! reality TV show, Khloe and Lamar.

An American tabloid magazine today reported that she has been trying to put on a ‘brave face’ after miscarriage earlier this year.

A spokesperson for the star today vehemently denied the claim: “Absolutely, 100 per cent not true.”

Khloe Kardashian revealed earlier this year that she is relieved she didn’t fall pregnant before moving to Dallas, Texas, with her husband for his basketball career.

Khloe Kardashian has denied allegations she suffered a miscarriage in February

Khloe Kardashian has denied allegations she suffered a miscarriage in February

She told People magazine in February: “It’s frustrating when you hear so many rumors because it makes you almost want to put pressure on yourself.”

“But looking back, I think everything happens for a reason.”

She added: “I think: <<Gosh, what if I did get pregnant last season or a few months ago? Or what if I had a newborn baby and all this trade stuff happened?>>

“I don’t think I could have dealt with everything at one time. Doing this trade and my husband’s emotions and going through all that is so stressful.”

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are planning another move, this time back to Los Angeles, after Lamar’s exit from the Dallas Mavericks was announced on Monday.

The happy couple, who married in 2009, still hopes to have a baby – but earlier this year Khloe Kardaashian scotched claims she was looking into fertility treatment.

Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter in January to announce that she is hoping to pregnant naturally.

The reality star posted: “Because there seems to be much speculation, here is my statement… I am not at this time in my life considering any type of fertility treatments. If and when I do, I will shout it from the rooftops but for now its in Gods hands.”


Donna Kelly from UK, who suffered two miscarriages in the past, spent ten weeks, 24 hours a day, laid “upside down” in a hospital bed until she gave birth to a healthy daughter.

When doctors told five months pregnant Donna Kelly, 29, that she was at high risk of losing another baby, she readily agreed to their radical solution.

Ultrasound scans had shown that damage to the neck of Donna Kelly womb, or cervix, meant the baby had dropped too far down.

To alter the force of gravity on her cervix, Donna Kelly lay in a bed tilted at a 45 degree angle with her feet pointing upwards.

Donna Kelly had to eat, read and watch television in the bed at University Hospital in Coventry, only getting out of it to go to the toilet.

Donna Kelly, who gave up work as a gynaecology nurse following the birth of her son Joshua four years ago, said: “I was surprised when she told me to lie in bed at a tilt but I was ready to give anything a try.

“It made me feel sick at first but after a couple of days my body adjusted and I soon got used to it.

“I propped myself up with pillows and the barrier round the bed kept me from falling out.

“I’d even have to stay in the bed to eat by rolling on to my side, but I’d always have a dead arm by the end. It could be boring at times but I knew it wouldn’t be as painful as losing my baby.”

Doctors told Donna Kelly and husband Mark, 32, a Sky television installation engineer, that Joshua’s natural birth may have permanently weakened her cervix. They think this caused her to miscarry in January 2009 at 23 weeks and again in May 2010 at 19 weeks.

This time Donna Kelly was given cream containing the hormone progesterone to help strengthen the cervix and prevent infection.

She also underwent a cervical stitch at 14 weeks to strengthen the neck of the womb but by 23 weeks the cervix had re-opened.

Professor Siobhan Quenby, an expert in recurrent miscarriages, told the couple the only chance of preventing another miscarriage was to reduce the pressure on her cervix by making her lie at a tilt.

While his mother was in hospital, Joshua went to nursery but visited her each evening with his father. Donna Kelly gave birth to 4lb 15oz Amelia by emergency caesarean in August after her waters broke six weeks early.

Baby Amelia spent two weeks in an incubator in intensive care before the couple was allowed to take her to their Coventry home, where she is now thriving.

Donna Kelly added: “The other day Joshua said to me, <<Mummy, I love being a big brother>. For me that makes it all worthwhile.”

Prof. Siobhan Quenby said there were several causes of cervical weakness, including damage from previous births and miscarriages, smear tests and treatment for pre-cancerous cells.

“Donna’s cervical weakness was bad as you can get,” she added.

“It’s the weakest I’ve ever dealt with.

“The concept of keeping a woman at a tilt is relatively simple – it’s basic physics – and while it may sound strange, it is very effective.”

Prof. Sionhan Quenby said it costs around £300 ($450) per day to keep a patient in hospital, but the cost of caring for a premature baby in hospital is around £2,000 ($3,000) per day.