A transgender man who gave birth to a baby boy admits he wouldn’t do it again after receiving ‘daily abuse and judgement’ from strangers.

Wyley Simpson, 28, who lives in Texas with fiancé, Stephen Gaeth, 28, began transitioning to male from female at the age of 21.

Despite taking testosterone therapy and being told by doctors that he could not fall pregnant as he had stopped having periods, the couple discovered he was pregnant in February 2018.

Although they initially did not feel ready to become parents, Wyley carried through with his pregnancy – while battling abuse and judgement from strangers on a daily basis, shares Daily Mail.

In September 2018, Wyley gave birth to their 7lb 5oz son, Rowan, via emergency C-section, and admits all of the comments were worth it- but he wouldn’t go through it again.

The couple have just celebrated their son reaching the six-month mark, and have revealed what pregnant life and parenthood is like.

Wyley still has female reproductive organs, gave birth by caesarean section six months ago after an emotionally draining pregnancy.

Speaking about the pregnancy, he 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”.’

Wyley, who already had surgery to remove his female breasts meaning he could not breastfeed, intends to make the full transition in the future.

‘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 it messed with my head.

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

Since giving birth and returning to hormone therapy, he has settled into family life.

Congratulations to you both! x

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  • Just awful having to cop abuse from people who should mind their own business. As long as the baby is cared for and in a loving environment, why should it matter if a man or woman carried the baby? Did people create an uproar at the thought of Arnold Schwarzenegger carrying a baby in the movie Junior? Crikey.


  • Glad everything worked out for them. Congrats.


  • Congratulations! That’s truly amazing.
    People are judgmental.


  • Congratulations on your baby.


  • Wow, must have been quite a special experience and so glad both parents and baby are safe.


  • I don’t think anyone should be abused like he was. It is a bit confusing though and humans notoriously don’t trust/get offended or scared by things that are different.


  • No one should get abuse over this. I’m happy for the couple and they clearly love each other and the baby. Good on them and a big congrats.


  • Regardless of what you think there is no excuse for abusing someone for being pregnant.


  • All I see is two happy parents with a beautiful son. Congratulations to this lovely family.


  • Sounds like the doctor should have not said you cannot fall pregnant. Maybe he should of had the baby before he transitioned. I wonder what will be the outcome of the babies health in the future having to endure all those hormones. Hopefully this experiment will have a happy outcome in the future of the child. It makes you think of the physiological effect on the child, never mind the father/ mother.


  • Congratulations to both of you enjoy every minute with your beautiful son.


  • OH wow congratulations to both


  • Congrats to them !
    It must be hard to face so much misunderstanding and judgement.


  • Okay, so this is a story about two people who love each other and had a gorgeous baby.


  • A beautiful child came out of it and that’s all that matters

    • Agreed and so long as he’s loved and supported that’s all that matters anywhere


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