Published: Wed, August 02, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Transgender man who once suffered miscarriage gives birth to boy

Transgender man who once suffered miscarriage gives birth to boy

A USA man and his husband have welcomed a child into the world after one of them, who is transgender and thus born with a female reproductive system, gave birth to a baby boy. "So we know its unique".

Now, Chaplow and Reese seem to be dedicated to sharing their heartwarming story with others; the two fathers have an Instagram and Facebook page where they post photos of their family, along with information about their experience in order to help raise awareness.

After deciding to try and conceive naturally past year, the fathers-of-three encountered some struggles: Reese miscarried their first pregnancy six weeks in.

Reese made a decision to stop taking testosterone hormones to prepare for the pregnancy, he told CNN in June.

When he suffered a miscarriage the last time he was pregnant he feared he had missed his chance to ever have children of his own.

"The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss", Chaplow said.

"We hope that people will see that this is just another way how love shows up in the world", Reese told KATU when pregnant with Leo.

The news comes just weeks after the first transgender man gave birth in the United Kingdom was revealed.

His daughter Trinity-Leigh was born by caesarean and he described her as "perfect in every way". Using Facebook as a medium to document their parenting adventures, they broke the pregnancy news through a video in January. "I'm okay with my body being a trans body". "I'm OK being a man who has a uterus and has the capacity and capability of carrying a baby".

"We find that behind the shroud of anonymity, people feel pretty empowered to tell us what should happen to us, to our children, to our family", he said.

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