In an interview about her upcoming memoir, "Becoming", former first lady Michelle Obama just opened up about a struggle many American women know all too well, but often feel they can't discuss publicly: infertility and miscarriage.
Mrs 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".
"We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken", she said.
"The biological clock is real. egg production is limited" she said on GMA. "And I realized that as I was 34 and 35".
The mother-of-two, who has been busy promoting her new book in recent weeks, also reflected on early struggles in her marriage, as her husband began his political career, revealing that the couple underwent counselling together in an effort to overcome their issues.
The 54-year-old also said she and her husband, former president Barack Obama, "had to do IVF" to have Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20. "She got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always insisted you come up with controversial".More news: Check out Walmart’s Black Friday ad with door-busting deals
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Mrs Obama continued: 'But it was also unsafe, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.
Mrs Obama brands it bigoted and unsafe, "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks".
She also describes falling in love with Mr Obama one summer night in Chicago.
"I've never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last 10 years has done little to change that", she said.
'What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls?
She expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a "misogynist" over the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. "Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family's safety at risk", she continues, calling out the president. She accused Trump of "stalk [ing]" Clinton during an election debate by following her around the stage, standing near her and "trying to diminish her presence". She remembers how her body "buzzed with fury" after seeing the infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.
Michelle Obama's full interview will air on ABC at 9PM EST Sunday.