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Man gives birth to son after surprise pregnancy

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Manchester, transitioning from female to male and taking hormone treatments, but he also believed his now-ex partner was infertile.

But despite all this, nine weeks into hormone treatments, Ryan, 24, discovered he was expecting a child. Now, he has a son, Hendrick. ‘I didn’t believe I could get pregnant when on testosterone, until I found out that I was,’ said Ryan. ‘I think more trans men need to understand that they can get pregnant.‘My ex-partner was under the impression that he was infertile, but that wasn’t the case.’ Despite the pregnancy being a total surprise, Ryan is overjoyed to have given birth to his first child as a ‘seahorse dad’.

The moment he discovered he was pregnant during a doctor’s visit, Ryan paused his hormone treatments, despite worries that this would be challenging for his body dysmorphia. ‘I knew instantly that I wanted to have the baby,’ said the dad. ‘I believed it to be fate, I’ve never been a devout follower of religion, but I felt like it was a sign to have a child before I was in too deep with testosterone treatments.‘When I found out I was pregnant, Hendrick truly became my everything.‘My GP was slightly worried about complications, but the course of my pregnancy ran pretty smoothly.‘Thankfully, I had a wonderful team of midwives that would address me with the appropriate pronouns, and if they made mistakes they would always apologise.‘Sometimes they’d have questions, and it felt great to be able to answer them without them trying to offend me in anyway.’Ryan says his ex-partner doesn’t want to be involved in Hendrick’s upbringing, so he’s now looking forward to raising his child as a solo parent – with the help of his supportive mum, Janette. ‘Without her, I’d be lost,’ he said. ‘She.

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