The 28-year-old transman from Texas was on testosterone and had no periods when he got pregnant. His fiance and he welcomed a new baby boy.
Most couples dream of having children someday and raising a family together. It's like taking the relationship to a whole new level and in a way, telling each other that they want to be together forever. Recently, a transman who was told that he would not be able to get pregnant gave birth to a baby boy. Wyley Simpson, 28, who lives in Texas with fiancé, Stephen Gaeth, 28, began identifying himself as a man (the gender assigned to him since birth was that of a man) at the age of 21. Simpson was told by doctors that he would not be able to conceive a child initially. He was on testosterone, even his periods had stopped completely. The pregnancy came as a surprise to him and Gaeth. According to Simpson, the pregnancy has made their bond stronger than ever. However, Simpson admitted that he would never want to go through it ever again after all the abuse he had to deal with from strangers. People are still not fully open to the idea of non-binary gender identities. This is something many organizations are trying to tackle.
Simpson and Gaeth discovered that they were going to expand their family in February, last year. When the couple received news regarding Simpson's pregnancy they weren't sure that they were ready to start a family together. However, Simpson decided to carry on with the pregnancy, regardless. He claims to have suffered a lot of abuse and judgment from strangers on a daily basis throughout the term. In September 2018, Wyley gave birth to their 7lb 5oz son, Rowan, via emergency C-section. After the baby was born, he admitted that all the abuse and the comments were worth it and is glad that he did not choose to have an abortion.
Wyley Simpson has taken testosterone and other hormonal pills in order to stop his periods. He still has a vagina and female reproductive organs. He gave birth by cesarean section six months ago after an emotionally draining pregnancy. The couple have just celebrated their son reaching the six-month mark, and have revealed what pregnant life and parenthood is like. As reported by the Mirror, Simpson said, “It’s not every day that someone sees a pregnant man walking down the road, so we received a fair amount of abuse - I would be told that I'll never be a man, 'men don't carry babies' and everyone called me 'it'."
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A transgender man who gave birth to a baby boy has revealed the pains and abuses he had to endure while he was pregnant.
Wyley Simpson, 28, revealed that strangers mocked and referre…
He continued, “I was already worried as this was my first pregnancy, but I was also nervous because I had to deal with a lot of stigma behind me being a pregnant man. But alongside receiving rude comments from other people, the pregnancy took a lot for me emotionally." He further added, "Having gone through the transitioning process since I was 21-years-old, having a physical baby bump was something so feminine that messed with my head. But it was all worth it to have Rowan and to become a father – I wouldn’t have changed a thing.”
Simpson mentioned that he was more than grateful to be carrying his very own child. He also spoke about how, before Rowan was born, he wasn't sure he was ready to be a father. “Once my physical bump had disappeared and I was able to take my hormones again, I felt good about everything," he said. “Myself and Stephan suddenly turned into a gay couple with a baby, as opposed to me being a pregnant man. And Rowan is amazing, he made all of the mental and physical pain completely worth it. Now myself and Stephan are just reveling in fatherhood and can’t wait to continue our journey as a family."
Wyley Simpson said that he was really glad that he could carry his own son and but mentioned that he would never want to go through it again because of the abuse he had to go through. He said, “I am looking to fully transition in the future, so the likelihood of having another child naturally is unlikely. It was a great feeling to be able to carry Rowan, feeling him kick and going to baby scans, but for me as a person, it isn’t something I can continue to do. I don’t see myself as any less of a man because of what happened, but I just do not identify in such a feminine way as to be pregnant – so it won’t be happening again. But I am glad that I got to go through something as amazing and natural as birthing my own child, it’s definitely made mine and Rowan’s bond so much closer.”
Wyley Simpson started taking testosterone back in 2012 and got top (breast) surgery in 2013. However, he has yet to have bottom surgery, which will enable him to develop male genitalia. Simpson and Gaeth did not believe that Simpson could get pregnant. He'd had previously revealed in an interview with KENS5 that he had not had a menstrual cycle 'in years' when he met Gaeth. He said, "We talked about testosterone and what I had been told by his doctors and what we had believed to be truth. Turns out, that wasn't truth."
Wyley Simpson found out about the pregnancy 11 weeks after he started to suffer from morning sickness. He said, "I was nervous. I was very emotional, I started crying. I didn't know what to do,' he recalled of his surprise pregnancy."
Speaking about the journey of becoming a parent, he said, "I was already worried as this was my first pregnancy. But I was also nervous because I had to deal with a lot of stigma behind me being a pregnant man. Alongside receiving rude comments from other people, the pregnancy took a lot for me emotionally. Having gone through the transitioning process since I was 21 years old, having a physical baby bump was something so feminine that it messed with my head."
Wyley Simpson and Stephen Gaeth are now happier than ever, especially because they have become parents. Parenting is tough but they know that it is completely worth it.