A transgender father of two adopted children in Oregon announced that he and his husband are expecting their first biological child this summer.
Married couple Trystan Reese and Biff Chaplow, who live in Portland, announced last week that they are expecting to give birth to a baby boy sometime in July.
The 34-year-old Reese, a biological female who identifies as male, explained during an episode of the WNYC podcast the Longest Shortest Time that he and Chaplow have had to take extra precaution during his pregnancy, especially after the couple suffered from a miscarriage six weeks into a pregnancy last year.
After suffering a miscarriage in 2016, the couple explained that they wanted to wait about a year before they begin trying to conceive again. However, they decided that it would be best if they kept trying.
Since Reese had to stop taking testosterone in order to get pregnant, the couple wanted to avoid health complications associated with restarting and stopping the hormone therapy.
According to the Independent, the couple believed their first pregnancy was their “only” chance at getting pregnant. But after about six months of trying, the couple explained that Reese woke up with a sickness one morning and found out after taking a pregnancy test that he was pregnant.
Due to the prior miscarriage, Reese said that he became obsessed with weighing himself in the early days of the second pregnancy and took multiple pregnancy tests.
Reese was also worried about how he would be treated when it came time for his six-week ultrasound and called ahead to the doctor’s office to let them know that he was a pregnant transgender dad.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith