Transgender man gives birth to baby boy with gay husband in 'amazing' experience after suffering miscarriage earlier
When Trystan initially shared the idea with his partner, Biff was not onboard and it took some time for him to come around. The pair are now extremely happy about their decision.
PORTLAND, OREGAN: A transgender man from Oregon is ecstatic about the birth of his first child this month. This is the man's first biological child whom he had with his gay husband.
The 34-year-old Trystan Reese had given birth to a girl and even though he started hormone therapy almost 10 years ago, he kept his original parts allowing him to get pregnant.
Reese had also suffered from a miscarriage last year. He and his husband Biff Chaplow have finally welcomed their first baby boy who they have named Leo.
The couple spoke to several news outlets to share and express their joy and delight. Biff told Fox19, "The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life. Just to see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just amazing."
Baby Leo already has two siblings, a brother and a sister who was adopted after Biff's sister was deemed unfit to be their guardian. The couple also spoke about how having biological children had not even occurred to them.
As reported by Buzzfeed, Trystan shared, "I thought I was giving up having a family — I didn’t even think of it as an option."
He also shared that it took him a long time to feel strong and secure in his identity as a man to be able to carry a child. When Trystan initially shared the idea with his partner, Biff was not onboard and it took some time for him to come around. The pair are now extremely happy about their decision.
Given that Trystan had suffered from a miscarriage last year, the news of a healthy baby boy was extra special. Under the supervision of doctors, the pair started to try again and Trystan had to give up his testosterone treatment in order to have a baby healthily.
Initially, Trystan had wanted to wait for a year before he and Biff tried to conceive again post the miscarriage. However, the complications of restarting and then stopping the testosterone resulted in the two fathers speeding up their plans.
It took longer the second time and the pair were worried that they had missed their chance. Then six months after trying, the couple got pregnant.
"I think trans men having babies will continue to be rare — though it certainly happens and we are nowhere near the first," Trystan shared.
"Most trans men don’t have the relationships with their body that would allow them to engage in something that still feels so rooted in femininity. It's something that their mothers did, their sisters did. I hope the negative stigma around it lessens."