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Tara Lipinski: Unexpecting

Author: Todd Kapostasy, Tara Lipinski

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Tara Lipinski: Unexpecting takes listeners through the Olympic figure skating champions’ tumultuous, on-going, five-year quest to become a mother. Her journey began in 2018, and since then, the normally open and public athlete-turned-broadcaster has kept this often-devastating roller-coaster ride a secret. Until now. Most people have heard of in vitro fertilization (IVF), but not the often-cruel existence it forces upon its patients when complications arise. Listeners will be shocked at the vulnerability and honesty of the conversations, and the hunt for some sort of acceptable reason for Tara’s excruciatingly painful struggle to build a family will continually drive the story forward. Unexpecting will tackle uncomfortable and taboo subjects and take on the complicated issues surrounding IVF and infertility with sincerity and humor. Tara certainly didn’t predict she would be thrust into this world. But as the cliché goes, expect the unexpected.
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In many ways, Unexpecting is navigating uncharted territory. While celebrities and public figures are beginning to discuss infertility and their difficult journeys to motherhood more openly, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski is taking a massive step forward by baring it all – taking us through her tumultuous and heartbreaking quest to start a family in explicit detail. Her journey began in 2019, and since then, the normally open and public athlete-turned-broadcaster has kept this often-devastating roller-coaster ride a secret. Until now. Along with her co-host and husband Todd Kapostasy, Unexpecting will not only reflect upon past traumatic events and continue to seek answers to their “unexplained infertility”, but also confront the highs and lows of their current, on-going efforts to have a baby. Unexpecting will tackle uncomfortable and taboo subjects with vulnerability and humor, and take on the complicated issues surrounding IVF and infertility with candor and sincerity. Tara certainly didn’t predict she would be thrust into this world. But as the cliché goes, expect the unexpected.
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On the second episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd unpack their unfortunate first retrieval, their first bit of positive fertility news, Tara new "Rocky"-like approach to healthy eggs, fire sperm,  "running hot," and Tara's fertility burner account.This episode was brought to you by Carrot Fertility, the global platform for fertility healthcare and family forming support. Additional support by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. 
On the third episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd discuss Tara's zoom game anxiety, their complicated first date, pregnancy tests, and Tara's first, unexpected pregnancy. -- Unexpecting The Podcast for September 5th, 2023. This episode was brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. Visit receptivaDX.com for more info. 
On the fourth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd dive deeper into their first pregnancy, dealing with an unexpected loss, and the aftermath of miscarriage trauma. This episode was brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample.Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the fifth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd undertake a daunting surgery, discuss "zings" in the butt, break down Tara's woman crushes on Lauren Ireland and Gabrielle Union, and experience an IVF cycle for the ages. This episode was brought to you by Ritual. A prenatal multivitamin Made Traceable® with vegan, bioavailable, and clinically-studied key nutrients for before and during pregnancy. Visit ritual.com/TARA to start Ritual or add Essential For Women Prenatal to your subscription today.This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample.Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.  
On the sixth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd discuss their first embryo transfer, a miserable second go-around with loss, Congressman Ted Lieu saving the day (twice!), Todd's suspect style, and lingerie made of pregnancy tests.This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was also brought to you by Ritual. A prenatal multivitamin Made Traceable® with vegan, bioavailable, and clinically-studied key nutrients for before and during pregnancy. Visit ritual.com/TARA to start Ritual or add Essential For Women Prenatal to your subscription today.This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample.Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the seventh episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd break down two embryo transfers, Tara reconnects with a former "rival," for advice,  T&T have a... memorable... timed intercourse, and the couple debates the merits of putting up a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving.This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was brought to you by Carrot Fertility, the global platform for fertility healthcare and family forming support. Visit https://www.carrotfertility.com/unexpectingThis episode was also brought to you by Ritual. A prenatal multivitamin Made Traceable® with vegan, bioavailable, and clinically-studied key nutrients for before and during pregnancy. Visit ritual.com/TARA to start Ritual or add Essential For Women Prenatal to your subscription today.This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample.Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the eighth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd try a frozen embryo transfer, Tara divulges her least favorite film of all-time, the couple discuss a loss that provided needed perspective,  and a possible answer to their fertility mystery is uncovered.  This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode is brought to you by Donor Egg Bank USA. Let them help you on your path to parenthood. Their assured refund plan guarantees you bring home a baby or receive a 100% refund. Visit http://donoreggbank.com for restrictions and further details.This episode was also brought to you by Ritual. A prenatal multivitamin Made Traceable® with vegan, bioavailable, and clinically-studied key nutrients for before and during pregnancy. Visit ritual.com/TARA to start Ritual or add Essential For Women Prenatal to your subscription today.This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the ninth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd discuss a possible answer to their enduring fertility woes,  Tara goes under the knife again, they deliberate Tara's irrational love of the "Pink" clothing brand, celebrate a landmark birthday, and tackle a sure fire embryo transfer and pregnancy.   This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was also brought to you by Ritual. A prenatal multivitamin Made Traceable® with vegan, bioavailable, and clinically-studied key nutrients for before and during pregnancy. Visit ritual.com/TARA to start Ritual or add Essential For Women Prenatal to your subscription today.This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the tenth episode of Unexpecting, Tara somehow survives a surreal magic show during beta hell, the couple sees a hopeful "flicker," and Tara endures a traumatic miscarriage experience. This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the eleventh episode of Unexpecting, Tara discusses her evolving views on surrogacy, Todd loses the family's beloved dog, the couple embarks on a final IVF retrieval, Tara's belly button begins speaking, and T&T finally solve their infertility mystery. This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was also brought to you by Ritual. A prenatal multivitamin Made Traceable® with vegan, bioavailable, and clinically-studied key nutrients for before and during pregnancy. Visit ritual.com/TARA to start Ritual or add Essential For Women Prenatal to your subscription today.This episode was brought to you by Carrot Fertility, the global platform for fertility healthcare and family forming support. Visit https://www.carrotfertility.com/unexpecting
On the twelfth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd put a bow on their infertility mystery, the couple land themselves a unicorn surrogate, Sully makes his debut appearance on the podcast,  and T&T's plus-one sees a pink line.  This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was also brought to you by bird&be. Optimize your fertility sooner with their personalized prenatals and at-home tests for both males and females. Visit birdandbe.com for more info. This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the thirteenth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd endure another heartbeat scan, Tara breaks down her relationship with her surrogate, and the couple begins to believe that the sun might be setting on their infertility journey.   This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was also brought to you by bird&be. Optimize your fertility sooner with their personalized prenatals and at-home tests for both males and females. Visit birdandbe.com for more info. 
On the fourteenth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd answer listener questions. Topics include Tara's favorite date night, Todd's elaborate marriage proposal, the couple's favorite TV shows, and updates about their journey and the future of the podcast.   This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was also brought to you by bird&be. Optimize your fertility sooner with their personalized prenatals and at-home tests for both males and females. Visit birdandbe.com for more info. This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the fifteenth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd discuss their continuing pregnancy, the build up to delivery, and the birth of their first child as they welcome the podcast's first-ever guest. This episode and series is brought to you by First Response. First Response is fervently committed to supporting, sharing, and empowering all pregnancy journeys and providing accurate information, especially to those struggling with infertility, loss of a baby, and maternal health inequities. Please visit FirstResponse.com to learn more. This episode was also brought to you by bird&be. Optimize your fertility sooner with their personalized prenatals and at-home tests for both males and females. Visit birdandbe.com for more info. This episode was also brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.Bobbie is a mom-founded and led organic infant formula company in the US with a European-inspired recipe that uses wholesome, uncomplicated ingredients to nourish babies from first sip to last scoop. To learn more about Bobbie check out - https://www.hibobbie.com/ #BOBBIEPARTNER
On the sixteenth episode of Unexpecting Tara and Todd relocate, discuss Tara's questionable harmonic abilities,  Todd unintentionally purchases a new sweater, and the couple's fertility doctor joins the show.This episode was brought to you by ReceptivaDX, the only test that can identify endometriosis, progesterone resistance and endometritis in a single sample. Visit receptivaDX.com for more info.
On the seventeenth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd discuss their Halloween, Matthew Perry's connection to the podcast, Todd's fiery attitude toward some small criticisms of the podcast, and when and if T&T might undertake a second fertility journey.   Follow Todd and Tara on Instagram!@taralipinski@toddkap@unexpectingthepod   
On the eighteenth episode of Unexpecting, Tara admits how hot Faherty models are, T&T debate the merits of astrology, Tara explains her hormone imbalance since her last miscarriage, they discuss the post-infertility challenges Tara faced after Georgie was born, and reflect upon the lessons learned during their five-year infertility journey. This episode was brought to you by Ritual. A prenatal multivitamin Made Traceable® with vegan, bioavailable, and clinically-studied key nutrients for before and during pregnancy. Visit ritual.com/TARA to start Ritual or add Essential For Women Prenatal to your subscription today.
On the nineteenth episode of Unexpecting, Tara and Todd interview Kristin McQuaid on her tragic and inspirational infertility journey.  Part 1 this week, and her story will continue on the podcast next week. This episode of Unexpecting is brought to you by EJ's Neat-O-Stat of the Night. 
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