In 1994 when I watched the movie “Junior” The concept of having a man pregnant was very hard to imagine and digest, I thought it was too messed up . But while surfing today I came across a really weird article, about a pregnant man.
Thomas beatie, a transgender. Beatie was born a woman, named Tracy Lagondino, but later got his gender reassignment surgery done. Now he is legally a man , married to a lady named Nancy. He took testosterone and had his breasts removed, but kept his reproductive rights. whereas, due to severe endometriosis Nancy had to get her hysterectomy done and obviously is unable to have babies. So the couple decided to have Thomas to bear the child by the help of sperm donation . He went off his testosterone injections and became pregnant.
This pregnancy is not his first attempt. He got pregnant previously as well and ended up having an ectopic pregnancy with triplets. It was a life-threatening event which required a complex surgery, resulting in the loss of all embryos and a fallopian tube. But the second time around not only it was successful and they have a healthu fetus of a baby girl . The couple is anxiously awaiting for the new arrival.
Besides the fact that Thomas is carrying his and Nancy’s baby in his womb , he feels confident of his gender and sexuality and feels confident that he will be able to bring up his kid like any other father. This story may sound very nice but in reality it is not all that rosey for the future parents, The lack of support from the family and people in the neighbourhood is making the whole experience very hard for the couple .
It is very easy for us to point our finger on someone and pass a remark or comment. but we don’t consider the repercussions our remark is going to have. There is no denying that the whole idea of a transgender to be pregnant is very starnge and disturbing. But if for once we think about a mother who is longing to have her own child , the father who must have dreamed and planned thousand of things for his kid. They would go to any limit to live for their dream/love. The love for your own kid can never be topped or compared by anything in this world.
FYI- As Mr. Thomas claims to be the first man to be pregnant. it is not true, Mr. Lee is the first pregnant man.