Ariel Taylor is a fertility therapist, infertility advocate, and surrogacy educator. She is most well known for her successful Instagram page, carried.with.love, where she has documented her own journey as a gestational carrier and egg donor. Over the last number of years, Ariel has gone through seven IVF transfers, five egg retrievals, and carried four children as a surrogate. In 2018, Ariel went back to school for her degree in social work. In 2021, she opened her own virtual private practice. She now provides counseling support to those in the fertility community while continuing to educate through her social media platform.
Ariel has appeared as a guest on multiple podcasts, news outlets, radio shows, webinars, and conferences to speak about assisted reproduction, surrogacy, and the mental health impact of infertility. She has also written a number of articles and guest blogs on topics including self-care, postpartum depression, maternal mental health, and of course, infertility. Ariel is passionate about reducing the stigma around assisted reproduction and ensuring that the future of fertility is affordable, accessible, and inclusive.
Ariel spends her spare time volunteering in her community and serves on the executive board of her daughter’s non-profit dance studio. She enjoys a relaxed lifestyle focused on self-care and wellbeing and enjoys the flexibility of owning her own business. Ariel lives in a blended household with her partner and their combined three daughters as well as their golden retriever. They enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, traveling, and living life to the fullest.
Ariel holds a B.A. in Childhood and Social Institutions as well as a Bachelor of Social Work both from Western University. She is a member of the OCSWSSW in good standing and owns her own private practice, Carried With Love. Ariel has continued her education with specialized training courses in perinatal mental health, grief and loss counseling, and mindfulness.
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