Michelle Obama reveals miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

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But what stung the most, she says, was the continuous, false allegations that her husband was a secret Muslim, born overseas. Some family struggles, such as losing a baby, are known by millions of women.

The former first lady, 54, candidly discusses the miscarriage in her new memoir, Becoming, and explained in an interview with Robin Roberts, which aired in part on Good Morning America on Friday, that she made the decision to share her own painful experience so publicly in order to help others who have had to ensure a similar loss.

"We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken", she said, adding that "it's important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen".

She also writes about falling in love. The two met while she was his adviser at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, Illinois. But she was then impressed by his "rich, even sexy baritone" and by his "strange, stirring combination" of serenity and power.

But the pair became a couple after a passionate kiss one summer night, with the former FLOTUS recalling: 'The feelings came rushing - a toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfillment, wonder'.

The former First Lady of the United States is set to release her highly anticipated memoir Becoming on November 13, and she has already kicked off her promotional tour, revealing previously private stories from her life.

In the White House, she knew she would be labeled "other" and would have to earn the aura of "grace" given freely to her white predecessors.

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Obama also uses her book to speak to the false accusations about her husband - namely the "birther" movement and questions to his patriotism - and how then-civilian Donald Trump egged them on.

Trump suggested Obama was not born in the U.S. but on foreign soil - his father was Kenyan.

Mr Obama, whose father was Kenyan, was born in Hawaii. 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", she continues, calling out the president. "And for this, I'd never forgive him".

The former first lady writes that she assumed Trump was "grandstanding" when he announced his presidential run in 2015.

Despite working to build a "phenomenal" relationship together, Michelle also admits in her book that the romance between the two nearly never happened - because she insisted that they should just be friends. Trump instead changed the subject to his predecessor, Barack Obama, saying, "I'll never forgive him" for making the country "very unsafe".

She also opened up about the "fury" that she felt when she heard Donald admit to assaulting women in tapes, as well as disgust over the way he "stalked" Hillary Clinton, 71, during their rival campaigns.

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