But in the book she also writes of conceiving her daughters with
IVF, having a miscarriage, undergoing marriage counseling, and
grappling with her public new role. Details, including Trump's
Miscarriage: The Obamas had their two daughters after a
miscarriage more than 20 years ago, Obama tells ABC News' Robin
Roberts. "I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common
miscarriages were because we don't talk about them," she says in
the interview, which airs in full 9pm Sunday. "I think it's the
worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the
truth about our bodies and how they work."
IVF: Around the same time, Obama says it hit her that "the
biological clock is real" and "egg production is limited." To
conceive Malia, now 20, and Sasha, 17, "we had to do IVF."