Meet 5x Egg Donor, 5x Surrogate & Fertility Therapist, Ariel Taylor

Ariel Taylor had her first pregnancy and child in her early 20s and realized soon after that that she not only loved being pregnant, but that she loved being a mother and couldn't bear the thought that some people who wanted to become parents wouldn't be able to either because of their infertility, or because they didn't have the anatomy to create or deliver a baby themselves. 

So in 2015, Ariel decided to become a gestational surrogate for the first time, helping a couple in her area who were going through secondary infertility. Since then, she's been a surrogate four times, and recently announced her next surrogacy journey with a friend who lost her ability to carry a pregnancy because of cancer treatment. Ariel has also been an egg donor five times, and recently started an infertility therapy practice. 

This episode explores why Ariel wants to work with people on all sides of this journey, including intended parents and egg donors/surrogates, why she advocates for change and better access to fertility treatments, and what she wants the infertility community and the general public to know about Third-Party Reproduction. 

This episode was sponsored by EMD Serono, a leader in the fertility space for more than 20 years. They have a legacy of helping couples throughout their fertility journey by offering resources, medications and support. Learn more by visiting

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