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Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

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says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters.

"I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were because we don't talk about them," the former said in an interview broadcast Friday on ABC's "Good Morning " ''We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken."

Obama, 54, said she and underwent fertilisation treatments to conceive daughters and Malia, now 17 and 20.

"I realised that as I was 34 and 35," the famously fit Obama said in excerpts from an special set to air Sunday.

"We had to do IVF." The revelations come ahead of Tuesday's release of Mrs Obama's memoir "Becoming," in which she writes openly about everything from growing up in to confronting racism in public life and becoming the country's

purchased an early copy of "Becoming," one of the most anticipated political books in recent memory. Obama has offered few extensive comments on her years. And memoirs by former first ladies, including and Laura Bush, are usually best-sellers.

In "Becoming," Obama lets loose a blast of anger at Donald Trump, writing how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to "block it all out."

She also denounces Trump's yearslong "birther" campaign questioning her husband's citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks."

Trump suggested Obama was not born in the US but on foreign soil his father was Kenyan. The former was born in

She expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a "misogynist" over Clinton in 2016. She remembers how her body "buzzed with fury" after seeing the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape, in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.

Obama also accuses Trump of using body language to "stalk" Clinton during an election debate. She writes of Trump following Clinton around the stage, standing nearby and "trying to diminish her presence."

Obama launches her promotional tour Tuesday not at a bookstore, but at Chicago's United Center, where tens of thousands of people have purchased tickets from just under USD 30 to thousands of dollars to attend the event moderated by

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 19:20 IST