“It’s totally unique,” says Trystan Reese; a transgender from Portland who gave birth to a baby boy whom they named Leo.
Born a woman, Trystan decided to take hormones for a decade, but stopped after learning that he was pregnant.
“I’m OK with my body being a trans body. I’m OK being a man who has a uterus and has the capacity and capability of carrying a baby. I don’t feel like it makes me any less of a man. I just happen to be a man who is able to carry a baby,” he said in an interview with CNN.
For Trystan and his boyfriend Biff Chaplow, the birth of Leo is a relief after very difficult moments since he confessed to having a miscarriage.
“The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life,” Chaplow said via Fox8.
“Just to see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just amazing,” he added.
The couple said their families and friends are in complete support of their decision, but they’ve experienced some negative comments from strangers online.