Tara Lapinski’s Path To Parenthood
Olympic Gold Medalist Welcomes a Daughter!
The Olympic gold medal figure skater welcomed a daughter with her husband Todd Kapostasy. Lapinsky is filled with joy. “Todd and I have a baby girl, Georgie Winter, that arrived into our arms by the most beautiful surrogate.” Lipinski faced infertility for years and was in the delivery room when her daughter was born.
“My doctor had me playing my favorite song and I’m bawling because I think there was just so much relief of, ‘Is this five-year journey over?'” said Lipinski. “And then immediately, the baby is out, screaming, and on my chest and we’re doing skin to skin and it was one of those moments like, ‘How did my life just change so quickly and is this a dream?'”
History of Fertility Challenges
Their pregnancy history includes repeated rounds of IVF, four miscarriages and a diagnosis of endometriosis when cells in the uterus grow elsewhere in the body, which can make getting pregnant hard.
“The five years were just so grueling and to be quite honest, in the beginning, surrogacy wasn’t something that I wanted,” Lipinski told TODAY, adding that she wanted to experience pregnancy. “We hit obstacle after obstacle. At a certain point, the fourth miscarriage was really traumatizing. And I think I finally gave in to the idea of surrogacy.”
It was all worth it — Lipinski describes her surrogate as “family” and the ability to hold her baby girl, as surreal.
About Southwest Fertility Center
Infertility treatment specialists at Southwest Faciity Center have been helping patients since 1980. Our team of fertility specialists has established a well-earned reputation for successfully helping couples through fertility issues. When you visit our office, we will take our time to get to know you so that we can provide a set of treatment options that best fit your individual needs. We take great pride in our non-discrimination policies and we accept all patients regardless of their prior medical conditions or sexual orientation. Our staff of medical professionals is dedicated to providing you with the patience and compassion you deserve.