Trans Man Recalls His Struggles of Being Pregnant & Giving Birth

Trans Man Recalls His Struggles of Being Pregnant & Giving Birth

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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'.

“I was already worried as this was my first pregnancy, but I was also nervous because I had to deal with a lot of stigma behind me being a pregnant man. But alongside receiving rude comments from other people, the pregnancy took a lot for me emotionally.”
Wyley Simpson

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.

“Having gone through the transitioning process when I was 21 years old, having a physical baby bump was something so feminine that it messed with my head. But it was all worth it to have Rowan and to become a father – I wouldn’t have changed a thing.”
Wyley Simpson

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