Tara Lipinski Shares Her Fertility Journey: Suffered 4 Miscarriages

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Tara Lipinski shares her fertility journey. On August 22, the Olympic Gold medalist took her Instagram to share her rough journey to motherhood. The athlead revealed she and her husband, Todd Kapostasy, whom she wed in 2017 have been trying to conceive a child since 2018 which ended with her having 4 miscarriages. 

Tara Lipinski said her life turned upside down

Tara Lipinski (Credit: Instagram)

The 41-year-old former skater shared a photo of her sleeping while tightly grouping two pregnancy test kits with a long massage. 

Lipinski wrote, “Well-this will be quite the life update. I’ve been keeping a bit of a secret for the last 5 years and that’s definitely been a strange feeling for me. I’ve always felt so comfortable sharing my life with all of you-so to have gone on this journey privately for half a decade has been isolating to say the least. However I needed that isolation to find a way to cope and to adapt to my new normal. I was so overwhelmed and wasn’t emotionally or mentally ready to bring more people on board. My life turned upside down and became completely consumed by our heartbreaking and often devastating fertility journey.”

Later on, she added of her journey, “My husband and I have seemingly hit every roadblock imaginable from the moment we began this process in 2018 and since then I have been under anesthesia 24 times, have had 4 miscarriages, 4 D&C’s, 6 failed IVF transfers, 8 retrievals and a diagnosis of endometriosis that led me to 2 major surgeries. It has been an excruciatingly painful journey that has been filled with loss & dealing with the grief that comes along with that. We are lucky to have the ability to make our own embryos but pregnancy is another story.”

Therefore, in the message she announced the premiere of her podcast Tara Lipinski: Unexpecting, on Aug. 29 where the couple will have candid conversations about fertility struggles.

As Tara wrote, “But I’m finally ready to talk about it and my husband and I couldn’t think of a better way to tell our story than through a podcast the two of us have created together. We have been working on this for quite some time. Our conversations have brought up a lot of past emotions but at the same it’s been healing to dive in and close some of these chapters together. Nothing will be off limits as I wanted to have the most candid conversations that we could- this is by far the most vulnerable I’ve ever been in my life. My hope is to truly bring more awareness to the world of IVF, pregnancy loss and couples struggling to build a family.”

Tara ended the message by writing, “Most people have heard about IVF but not often the cruel existence this forces upon its patients when things don’t go as planned. And many many people are on this very same tumultuous rollercoaster. Infertility can be one of the loneliest clubs to be a part of and my hope is by telling my story maybe we can help other couples going through similar journeys not feel so alone. Im glad I have you guys along for the ride now.”

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