The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has revealed that she and her husband, ex-President Barack Obama, used in-vitro fertilisation to conceive — Malia and Sasha.
Michelle said she was left devastated, “lost and alone” after marriage. She and the ex-president had trouble getting pregnant. Eventually, IVF was a better alternative to have children and we went for it and had our two children — both girls.
Michelle’s journey to motherhood was everything but easy, it turned out, as she claimed that most times her husband was not at home and that even when she had agreed to have an IVF, she had to administer the injections that were a part of the IVF process all by herself.
Mrs Obama is busy with the release of her memoir becoming, which is released on Tuesday. In the book, she writes openly about her upbringing – growing up in Chicago, confronting racism in the public place and becoming the country’s first black first lady.
In the memoir, as shared by the Washington Post, however, Michelle Obama laid the issue to rest.
The Post writes, “She also shares intimate details for the first time, for instance, that she and her husband had trouble getting pregnant, suffered a miscarriage, and that both daughters were conceived through in vitro fertilization.
“And that she did a great deal of this while her husband was away serving in the state legislature, leaving her to administer the shots that are a part of that process herself.”
She also denounces President Trump’s “birther” campaign which questioned her husband’s citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous.
The former First Lady also expressed disbelief over how 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.
Just last month, she launched a programme to help empower girls globally through education.
The Global Girls Alliance aims to support more than 1,500 grassroots organizations addressing the challenges girls encounter while growing up in their communities.
First daughter Malia Ann was born on July 4, 1998; while Natasha (aka Sasha), was born on June 10, 2001, according to the family’s Wiki entry.
Recall that, on March 17, 2017, aol.com published fake news, stating that the Obama family that a man had filed a lawsuit claiming he was the real biological father of the Obama daughters, Sasha and Malia.
The article — which came from the satirical entertainment website The Last Line of Defense — says a man named Ezekiel Wilekenmeyer Williams filed a lawsuit with the backing that Dunstrom Pharmaceuticals had hired him to donate sperm for Barack and Michelle Obama some 20 years ago. The article also claimed that the so-called biological father was white.