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  • Pregnant man is pregnant once again.....

    24 posts, 19 voices, 1398 views, started Nov 13, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 by Inakika

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      The “pregnant man” who gave birth to a daughter earlier this year says he is expecting a second child.  

      Thomas Beatie, a married man who used to be a woman, has told America’s ABC News that after giving birth to Susan on June 29 he did not go back on the male hormone testosterone so he could have another baby.

      “I feel good,” he told ABC News’ Barbara Walters. “I had my checkups ... And everything is right on track.”  

      Beatie, who lives with his wife Nancy in Bend, Oregon, said the baby is due on June 12.

      Beatie was born a woman but underwent hormone therapy before he was legally declared a man.

      He had a mastectomy but kept his female reproductive organs when he underwent a sex change in the late 1990s.

      He and Nancy decided they wanted to start a family and he underwent artificial insemination late last year.

      Walters said on her television talkshow, “The View,” that Beatie had revealed his second pregnancy to her during an interview for a documentary to air on U.S. television Friday night.

      Beatie spoke to Walters about Susan’s birth, which was not via Caesarean section.  

      Prior to her birth, he released a photo showing his bearded face and pregnant belly. It sparked a worldwide media frenzy.



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          Cheryl Phillips wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • I have followed a little of this. As a Mom, I understand the couple’s desire to have a child. It’s a little too out in the open though....I’m just not sure if I am big on confusing my kids as to how a “man” with a beard can have a baby. UGH. I just don’t know what’s next............



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          Inakika wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • Isn’t it freaky? I’m with you, girl, I can’t get past trying to explain that to the kiddies.
          A gay couple I can understand. But a pregnant man/used to be woman?? Hmmm.....I thought the reason you change you sex is to be one or the other. He’s kind of living sort of one way but not exactly. Okay, I’m confusing myself! LOL!



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          Jenni0811 wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • All I can say is UGGGGGGG. I, for one, don’t want to be privy to their chosen lifestyle. Are they seeking out the media attention or is it coming to them???



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          Inakika wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • I think they sought it out, it says he released a picture of himself, bearded and preggers.
          If not for yourself, do it for those innocent kids that have to deal with all that unwanted attention. It’s shameful when a parent puts their child in a predicament that the child did not ask for.



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          Cassandra wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • Yes inakika,
          I agree with you . The child is going to have many problems later in life because of this .
          we can’t always think of ourselves we have to think about the child . They are many kids out there that need good homes...could they not have adopted ?
          If you get a sex change why would you keep you reproductive organs unless you planned this ? And why would you want to be a pregnant man . Please make up your mind man or woman .Yicks.... my head hurts .



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          Rena Bennefield wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • Sorry that's just wrong on to many levels..I think kids have enough to deal with growing up these days..Drugs, Guns, STD's...Can you just imagine how a young child not having all the information would or could view this.."When I Grow Up Do I Have To Pick If I Want To Be A Girl or A Boy?"...This may be a bit drastic I am sure but it does lend us a possible view of a child's thoughts and how they take in information and process it...and what about the child they had... It's just not right..As adults do as you wish with your own body..But for God's sake don't drag an innocent child into it...FYI..No I am Not Judging the Gay people ..I am just thinking about the children, and how cruel society is..



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          Inakika wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • I agree. I don’t judge, I’m not in a position to. I just can’t help but feel for those innocent kids.



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          Erica wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • How exactly do they plan on explaining this to their kids when they get older?  I think this is way too out there!!!



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          Inakika wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • Exactly, Erica.
          In calling attention to their situation, they put their kid(s) in a really crappy position. So selfish.



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          Erica wrote Nov 13, 2008
        • I agree, I mean I understand them wanting kids, but it all could have and should have been handled differently.  They have every right to be parents, but this is a bit radical, in my opinion.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • Okay, so I am having a hard time getting my head around this. He is a man, how? Because he takes testosterone? He has a vagina and not a penis? Does a beard and testosterone make ‘her’ a man???? I don’t even want to let my mind wander into their bedroom. I am sorry, that is sick. Those poor kids. I could go on but I won’t. Sometimes opinions are best kept to themselves. LOL
          I too have to wonder what next? Billy Graham said something like this, “If God doesn’t judge America soon, he’ll have to raise up Sodom and Gomorrah and offer an apology.” Oops, but that was Billy Graham speaking, not me. ;)



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          Linni wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • i am with you all on this one! WHY hurt your children? thats whats going to happen in the long run! some people only think of themselves, and NOT what it will do to those in thier lives!
          hugs
          Linni
          ps.DeeDee-im with ya on Billy Graham! AMEN!



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          Mary Clark wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • I don’t agree with it, but if this was the route they chose then in my opinion they should have handled it privately without putting it out for all to see.  But that is my opinion.  I imagine there are a lot of parents out there having to explain this one and having a hard time doing it.



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • Well he is not really a man, he was born a woman.  Hormone or legal declaration aside, he has a female reproductive system and is therefore by all counts a woman.

          So its basicallly a woman having a child which happens every day.  The only difference is this woman takes male hormones and is declared legally a man and looks like a man.

          Mother instincts should kick in an the child will have both MOM and DAD in one package.



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          Glorann009 wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • I understand it’s difficult to think about, but there is a woman involved in all of this, “his” wife.  The explanation of who gave birth to the children won’t necessarily have to come while the children are still very young because there’s going to be a mom and a dad in their lives. I know I’m simplifying, but if he’s willing to step into the dad role and let her be the mom, it won’t be as confusing for the children.

          Listen, my daughter-in-law’s father had sex replacement surgery a few years ago.  You’d be surprised at how accepting the grandchildren were to grandpa now being grandma. It was alsmost a shrug of the shoulders.



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          Daphne wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • I watched the Barbara Walters’ interview and if i recall correctly, Thomas Beattie had a double mastectomy and has taken hormones to induce body hair and increase muscle mass, etc.  Thomas also stated that the hormones increased the size of the clitoris, thereby satisfying his desire for a penis.

          Part of the story included a doctor stating that she was aware of no less than 35 other “men” who have given birth...but they chose to keep it private.  The Beattie’s did, indeed, seek out the media.

          I sympathize with Thomas Beattie’s plight...the idea of never feeling comfortable in my own skin is very unsettling.  

          BTW...“he” was a stunningly beautiful woman who participated, and placed as finalist, in a state pageant.



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 16, 2008
        • Each to their own. This is what makes them happy.



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          Najah Tamimi wrote Aug 7, 2009
        • This is all too weird for me.worried



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          Faye43 wrote Aug 28, 2009
        • To me He........is a women. Men do not have wombs. If he/she felt more like a man because of hormone imbalance that I can understand, but the whole thing needs to be private. It is like he is doing this for attention and that is wrong.



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          Mary Clark wrote Aug 29, 2009
        • Yep...and down the road...they’ll wonder why their kids are screwed up......it’s not natural...and it’s definitely not what God intended.  But oh yeah...I forgot...God screws up....NOT.



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          Msj wrote Apr 29, 2010
        • ???ohhhh



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