June 9, 2008
'I feel fantastic' says world's first pregnant
man, due in four weeks - 'we may have more babies'
"I feel fantastic", the world's first pregnant
man told the News of the World in a recent exclusive photo
And just four weeks before he is due to give birth to his
miracle baby girl, he revealed they may have more babies.
Sex-change dad Thomas Beatie,
pictured here, says he cannot wait to see his baby's face.
34-year-old Mr. Beatie and his wife Nancy have their baby's
nursery ready, diapers lined up in her bedroom and everything
ready to go.
"I'm 36 weeks now and almost due but I feel fantastic.
I'm on top of the world," said Thomas, who changed
sex ten years ago but kept his ovaries and womb so he could
The couple, who cannot wait to hold their daughter for the
first time and get to touch her and see her face, have a
name picked. But they not telling anyone until the child
Their friends and family have been incredibly supportive
to them, they said. So much so that they might even have
more children, they revealed.
Thomas caused worldwide controversy over the "reverse"
pregnancy, which was the only way he and his wife Nancy
could have kids.
The baby was conceived after Nancy inseminated her husband
with sperm bought from an anonymous donor, the show was
Starting a family was a dream the couple had for some time.
"In four weeks time our dream is about to come true,
we just cannot wait," Thomas said.
Born a woman named Tracy Lagondino, Mr Beatie had gender
reassignment surgery. However, he chose to keep his female
He told TV show host Opray Winfrey earlier this year that
he opted not to do anything with his reproductive organs
"because I wanted to have a child one day".
When a story about his pregnancy was first carried in a
gay magazine,many people believed the story was a hoax.
But the critics were confounded when the Oprah show broadcast
ultrasound images and audio of the baby's heartbeat when
Mr Beatie appeared with his wife.
He told Oprah: "I can't believe it. I can't believe
she's inside me. This is a miracle. We see this as a miracle.
"I see pregnancy as a process and it doesn't define
who I am. It's not a male or female desire to want to have
a child, it's a human desire.
"And I'm a person and I have the right to have my own