Male pregnancy refers to the incubation of one or more embryos or fetuses by the male of any species. In nearly all animal species, offspring are carried by the female until birth. The only known exception to this rule is fish of the Syngnathidae family (pipefish and seahorses). Thomas Beatie, however, became the first man to get pregnant and gave birth. How possible is this? The truth is, Thomas Beatie is a trans-men (female-to-male transgender) now identifying and living as men. He was born a woman but took large doses of testosterone and got his breasts removed to legally become a man. However, he still has functioning ovarie.
Thomas chose to become pregnant because his wife, Nancy Beatie, (via heterosexual marriage to Thomas) was infertile. He gave birth to a girl, Susan Juliette Beatie, on June 29, 2008. Through, Beatie's second pregnancy, he gave birth to a boy, Austin Alexander Beatie, on June 9, 2009. In Beatie's third pregnancy, a boy, Jensen James Beatie, was born on July 25, 2010. According to the couple, they ordered cryogenic sperm and used a syringe at home to impregnate Beatie each time. Thomas got pregnant by his eggs and donor sperm, through artificial insemination.
|Thomas when he was Tracy La Gondino|