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Transgender man who gave birth to baby boy reveals what pregnant life was like

A transgender man who gave birth to a baby boy has revealed the emotional turmoil he went through while being pregnant.

After finding out he was pregnant on February 8 2018, Wyley Simpson, 28, was left shocked and nervous at the news.

PICS BY WYLEY SIMPSON / CATERS NEWS: Wyley posing with his baby bump at eight months pregnant, before giving birth to his son Rowan on September 5 2018.

Not only had he started his transition to become a man, but he did not feel ready to have a baby with his fiancé, Stephan Gaeth, 28.

However, determined to make the surprise work, Wyley carried through with his pregnancy – while battling abuse and judgement from strangers on a daily basis.

But on September 5 2018, Wyley gave birth to their 7lb 5oz son, Rowan, via emergency C-section – after which he said all of the comments became worth it.

Now, the couple have just celebrated their son turning six-months-old and have revealed what pregnant life and parenthood is like.

PICS BY WYLEY SIMPSON / CATERS NEWS: Wyley posing with his baby bump at eight months pregnant, before giving birth to his son Rowan on September 5 2018.

Wyley, from San Antonio, Texas, US, 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’.

“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.

“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.

PICS BY WYLEY SIMPSON / CATERS NEWS : Wyley Simpson, with his fiance Stephan Gaeth, both 28, and their newborn son Rowan, who Wyley delivered via emergency c-section.

“But it was all worth it to have Rowan and to become a father – I wouldn’t have changed a thing.”

Despite being grateful that he could carry his own child, Wyley explains that he was only able to feel comfortable about becoming a father once Rowan was born.

He said: “Once my physical bump had disappeared and I was able to take my hormones again, I felt good about everything.

“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.

PICS BY WYLEY SIMPSON / CATERS NEWS: Wyley Simpson and Stephan Gaeth, both 28, with their son Rowan.

“Now myself and Stephan are just reveling in fatherhood and can’t wait to continue our journey as a family.”

But despite being glad that he was able to naturally conceive his son, Wyley claims that he will not carry another child himself.

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.”

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