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Five True Amazing Tales of Men who got Pregnant and Gave Birth
Just like the male sea horse, a male human can also get pregnant.
Can a man get pregnant? Of course yes! Well, this is a well proven fact by this authoritative and genuine list. From homosexuals to transgenders, men have proved that they can actually get pregnant, nurse babies and sire them into adults - like women.
5. Andrie Inkestar
In a small remote village in Uganda, Africa, Andy Inkster surprised many conservative Africans when he got pregnant at age 20. His story had started a long time ago when he visited a clinic and he was told that he was too masculine to have a baby. Due to that, he sued for defamation at the High Court of Uganda. Later, he decided to have a constructive surgery which actually gave him a womb and some parts of the female reproductive system. Together with his wife, he managed to give birth to twins. Currently, he is staying at Lagos, Nigeria with a happy family of two bouncing baby girls.
4. Evan Hempel
At 35 years old, Evan and his wife wanted a child. His wife was barren and Evan decided to get himself pregnant. Evan is transgender, he was initially born female but he underwent constructive surgery to become male. Together with his doctor, Ania Kowalik, Evan successfully managed to get pregnant by being injected with large amounts of the hormone progesterone. Four months earlier, Evan had gotten pregnant but had miscarried. He estimates that the whole process of getting himself pregnant cost him over $12000. When asked about how he felt of his pregnancy, he responded, "It was a gamble. I didn't know how I'd feel, but it turns out I just feel like it is really cool that my body can do this." Nine months later, Evan walked into the maternity room, and he recalls how the hospital staff reacted seeing a man and a woman - The woman just carrying paperwork and a small handbag while the man is carrying a purple yoga birthing ball, while leaning over it and moaning in labor pains. "I've never been on time to anything in my entire life." He had joked. "Exactly this date that I expected... I am not sure if this baby is mine.
3. Trystan Reese
When Reese realized that he was transgender at age 20, he mulled over the possibilities of having a real family and even siring children. However, Reese, together with his male partner, Bill Chaplow, are parents of a bouncing baby boy, apart from being adoptive parents of Chaplow's niece and nephew. His story came into limelight in 2015 when they were featured on a TV show about their non traditional family. Currently, they have their own blog in which they share their experiences, joys and struggles as being both gay and adoptive parents. Though his story has gone viral, he has received too much hate and negative criticism from the public. When asked how he felt about that, he remarked, "It has been really hard...But I am in the right track... It is just because I am challenging the ideals and norms of the society."
Did you Know?
Up to date, there have been 2000 cases of men procuring abortions.
2. Chris Rehs-Dupin
Pictured sporting a beard as he showed off his pregnant belly, Chris narrates how he and his wife met and fell in love in their twenties. They had always wanted a child, but since his wife was declared barren, Chris volunteered to carry the pregnancy. After five rounds of IUI treatment and one miscarriage, Chris finally gave birth to a baby girl whom they named Hayden. Explaining this unusual arrangement, his wife said, "We went through a lot of fertility treatments, until we finally reached a point where we needed to make a decision as to whether we were going to do more medical intervention or if we were going to switch bodies." Later, his wife, being more determined to have another child after Hayden, gave birth to another child whom they named Milo.
1. Thomas Beatie
He is the first man in the world to get pregnant and since then, his story has gone viral. After the first pregnancy, he was able to give birth to two more children, having a total of three children : Susan(3 years), Austin(2 years) and Jensen(1 year). He now lives in Arizona with his wife and kids. Currently, the family is financially limited since Thomas Beatie's successful T-shirt printing business folded because of his fame. "We tried to keep up with regular orders, but we lost a lot of customers because of prejudice, and then the economy took a huge downturn." He bought sperm from an anonymous donor, then underwent artificial insemination, of course after constructive surgery which led to his pregnancy. "I had my babies in a short space of time because I don't have the luxury of waiting years between each child." he said. He hopes to solve his financial stress and provide for his family by starting another new business. "I have already registered the business and I am starting to make plans for it. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science and I can take a different certification program. It will be a great business.
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