Trans Man Recalls His Struggles of Being Pregnant & Giving Birth
Video Editor: Abhishek Sharma
A transgender man, who gave birth to a baby boy, has revealed the emotional turmoil he went through while being pregnant.
After finding out he was pregnant on 8 February 2018, Wyley Simpson, 28, was left shocked and nervous at the news.
Not only had he started his transition to become a man, but he did not feel ready to have a baby with his fiancé, Stephan Gaeth, 28.
However, determined to make the surprise work, Wyley carried through with his pregnancy – while battling abuse and judgment from strangers on a daily basis.
But on 5 September 2018, Wyley gave birth to their 7lb 5oz son, Rowan, via emergency C-section – after which he said all of the comments became worth it.
Now, the couple have just celebrated their son turning six-months-old and have revealed what pregnant life and parenthood is like.
Wyley, from San Antonio, Texas, US, said, “It’s not every day that someone sees a pregnant man walking down the road, so we received a fair amount of abuse – I would be told that I'll never be a man, 'men don't carry babies' and everyone called me 'it'.
Despite being grateful that he could carry his child, Wyley explains that he was only able to feel comfortable about becoming a father once Rowan was born.