Trystan Reese a transgender man living in Portland, Oregon, has given birth to a baby boy with his Biff Chaplow his
partner of seven years in the US.
Reese, was born female but started taking hormones about 10 years ago.
He stopped when he got pregnant and has now given birth to a son, Leo.
Their son, Leo Murray Chaplow, was born July 14.
Leo is the couple’s first biological child, but they are no strangers to parenting as they already have an adopted child Chaplow’s niece and nephew in 2011.
Both Leo and Reese were in good health after the birth, the couple wrote on Facebook.
Reese and Chaplow have documented their parenting adventures and posted updates throughout Reese’s pregnancy on their Facebook page.
They made a video announcing the pregnancy in January.
Reese, who was assigned the female gender at birth, posted a video in March explaining his decision to carry a baby as a transgender man.
“I’m OK with my body being a trans body,” he said. “I’m OK being a man who has a uterus and has the capacity and capability of carrying a baby.”
Reese told CNN in June that he had stopped taking testosterone to prepare for the pregnancy.
“We’ve been under medical supervision the entire time,” he said, “to make it as healthy and safe as possible.”
The couple has had to face criticism and negativity online.
But since Leo was born, the couple has received an outpouring of support on Facebook and media attention from around the world.