Two gay partners who are married have shocked the world when they announced that they are expecting their first biological child.
Two gay partners, Biff Chaplow and Trystan Reese, are set to welcome their first biological child this summer after they announced that Reese, is pregnant.
Mirror reports that Chaplow and Resee made the incredible announcement that they are preparing to welcome their first biological child, a baby boy, to the delight of the LGBT world.
Reese who is transgender first managed to conceive in 2016 but they suffered a miscarriage at six weeks.
They had considered waiting up to a year before trying again but because of the medical complications of Reese having to go off testosterone, they decided to continue.
The couple who are legally married and live in Portland, Oregon, United States of America, have confirmed Reese is due to give birth in the summer.
In a post on their website, the pregnant man said that he felt some people are interested to know why he wanted to become pregnant as a transgender person, but were too afraid to ask.
He added that some people think trans people were born into the wrong bodies, and they hate their bodies, leading to the desire to transit.
"For me, just transitioning normally - taking testosterone so that I have a beard and my voice is deep as its ever gonna get - and appear like a man... that’s enough for me.
I never felt like I needed to change my body. And I for sure do not hate my body. I feel like my body is awesome; I feel like it’s a gift to have been born with the body that I did.
So if you can start to understand that, then it starts to make more sense that it would not seem totally bizarre for me to want to create and carry a baby."
Speaking to the WNYC podcast, the Longest Shortest Time, Chaplow said both of them had been very cautious in the early stages of the pregnancy with Reese weighing himself obsessively and kept taking repeated pregnancy tests.
Ahead of the six-week test, Reese called the doctor to tell them he was a trans-dad and worried about what the experience would be like.
"I can feel someone looking at my face and searching for the remnants of womanhood. They kind of squint their eyes a little bit and I can tell they're trying to take away my beard, they're trying to de-transition me in their heads," Reese said in the Podcast.
However, the couple said those fears were unfounded as they have had nothing but positivity from medics.
Watch the video they made while making the announcement here.
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