Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Pregnant Men

I'm sure many of you have heard about the Oregon couple who is having a baby. What is different about this couple is that the transgendered husband is the one who is pregnant. I watched them on Oprah...and here is what I have to say...

They are an incredibly loving couple who wanted to try to have a biological child. The wife was unable to and since the husband had kept his reproductive parts for this very reason...he got pregnant. Watching them....they are so cute and in love and super excited about their little bundle of joy. People think it is weird that a man is pregnant...well, of course, this is the first time. It brings up tons of issues (homosexuality, transgender issues, alternatives for pregnancy) for people (not them, this couple is very strong and grounded). But let's remember something....he identifies a man...he IS a man in his life and his soul but biologically he is a female and, therefore, can still do some things that women can do. I wish them the best of luck in their pregnancy, birth, and lives together (I'm sure many people will be very unkind to them). Best wishes!

Hey, come on...if your husband wanted to have the next baby...would you let him? I would.

3 comments:

Katherine said...

I hope things turn out alright. People are already talking about the legal repercussions. I wish them the best and if I could sign my husband up I would. Why should I be the only one with stretch marks?

Jenna said...

Ya, I heard on the View today about that. It seems that the gov't decided that he was a man 10 years ago (knowning what biologically he was and wasn't) they shouldn't change their decision now. Plus...I think everyone should be allowed to be married anyways.

Lisa said...

I'm with you. Let whomever wants to be married, get married. This whole man-having-a-baby thing is pretty wild, though (and I don't mean wild in the sense that I judge it, just amazing). I had not heard about it, because I live under a rock news-wise, but how interesting. Mind-boggling, really.