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We watched "Pregnant Man" on tv last night, Discovery Health or TLC I think. It was a really interesting program and the pregnant man and his wife seem like really great people and really great parents. I was SOOOOOOOOOOO happy when, at the end of the program, he was giving birth and he birthed, NATURALLY, a 9lb 6oz baby I was so happy for him. He had said he wanted a natural birth, and even in a hospital, he got one. He had three midwives there. It was pretty cool. And, omg, the baby is soooooooo cute. She had this very full head of dark hair.
Lets get this straight. Hes NOT a man. Shes a woman. She has a uterus and vagina. She just WANTS to be a man!!!![/b]
Legally, he is a man, he had his birth certificate and driver's license legally changed. He did not have sexual reassignment surgery, so he still has a vagina and a uterus and ovaries. I am sorry if you are confused about transgendered people.
As much as that situation disturbs me, and those children are going to need some major counseling,......I'm still super duper impressed about his NCB. And such a big baby too![/b]
I did not want to start a discussion on transgendered people or homosexuals. I am sorry. The couple seem very well adjusted and very loving and supportive. I think the children will grow up to be just fine. Many of my friends are gay or transgendered and all of them who have children have incredible children. I think a lot of it has to do with the extra effort and steps that go into even getting pregnant when you are in a transgendered or same sex couple.
Meredith, I'm sorry if anyone upset you. I think it's a tricky situation and I mostly blame the media. Yes legally and psychologically he is the first pregnant man, but physically he is not male and it is confusing to some people. I wish the media hadn't made such a big to-do about it. Lots of same-sex, transgendered, and otherwise not "mainstream" couples are having babies. In fact I've known some couples and their kids are wonderful. Granted, maybe as teenagers they may have some difficulties, but in general I think they are more considerate of others feelings and compassionate than a lot of other kids.
I definitely commend them for choosing natural childbirth and congrats to them
Kellisa, Mama to:
Courtney, Nola, Kya, and Whitney
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, training to be an IBCLC!
I don't care what people say. If he is living his life as a man, then he is a man. Why judge? We all have enough on our plates to worry about something like that.
I saw most of the Oprah when he was pregnant the first time, he seems like just a total sweetie. I don't think it automatically means the kids will need therapy any more than anyone else. They really want and love the kids, what more matters?
I'm not going to debate the issue of whether he should be considered man or woman, or what my personal feelings on the situation are. I commend them for choosing a natural birth but I also have to say that I think the amount of media attention this has drawn is ridiculous. It almost is starting to seem like a big publicity thing.