Michelle Obama opens up about how she used IVF to concieve her daughters
The former first lady recently revealed how she used IVF after struggling with fertility issues.
Michelle confessed that she and her husband, Barack, had difficulty conceiving a child and even suffered a miscarriage.
The couple went through IVF treatment and later welcomed their two daughters Malia and Sasha.
Michelle opened up about her struggles to become pregnant during an interview with ABC News.
The 54-year-old mother of two spoke openly about how painful the experience was;
“I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them. We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken. That’s one of the reasons why I think it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen.”
The couple underwent IVF in their thirties and Michelle later gave birth to Malia now 20 and Sasha, 17.
According to Irish statistics approximately 14,000 Irish women experience miscarriages in Ireland every year, but still many woman feel unable to speak on the subject.
Thanks to women in the public eye like Michelle talking openly about their own struggles, this is changing, with more women realising that they are not alone.
If you or someone you know has been affected by this miscarriage you can contact Feileacain for more information and support.