‘Pregnant Man’ Wants Fourth Child???

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 by from Buzzworthy Bulletins

pregnant manI still maintain my opinion that a man could never handle being pregnant. I’ve seen what a seasonal cold can do to my husband (it knocks him flat on his manly butt). I’m really curious to see how many of you agree – so, if you’ve ever said the words, “You can complain to me after you’ve pushed a baby out of your crotch,” or something similar, this blog.

We have all heard of Thomas Beatie, known as the world’s first “Pregnant Man.” According to this article, Beatie wants to add a fourth child to his family.

“Beatie is a transgender male who preserved his female reproductive organs and gained media attention after publicly announcing his pregnancy in 2007.”

He is in the middle of a divorce from his previous partner and wife, Nancy; but this time, he is hoping the pregnancy will occur within his new girlfriend, Amber Nicholas.

“I think it would be amazing to experience pregnancy as the father … It’s even possible we could both be pregnant at the same time,” said Beatie. “Amber suggested we both try to get pregnant and whoever gets there first goes through with it.”

The amazing “pregnant man” said he is willing to go through a c-section for another “bundle of joy.”

I am confused. Have we all forgotten that the only reason he can carry a pregnancy to term, or even conceive in the first place, is because he was born a she, and he decided to keep a few she inward-accessories? Have you ever heard a man say that he’d be willing to get his stomach sliced wide open to bring another “bundle of joy” into the world? Well, this man said it!

I am female. I was born female, was raised female, and have remained – and thoroughly enjoy – being female. I am not a transgender-hater. To each his own – and I mean that quite literally. It takes a lot of cojones to decide to make an inner decision, or inner truth (depending on how you look at it), an outward fact. In this world, I can imagine it is still quite difficult to outwardly live a LGBT lifestyle.

The Arizona judge assigned to Beatie’s divorce isn’t sure what to do, or think, either. “The judge has reportedly deemed the couple’s union a same-sex marriage, which is not legal in Arizona. Although Beatie was legally a male before the wedding, the judge has argued that there is no legal precedent that defines a man as someone who can get pregnant and give birth,” according to TMZ.

I understand that it is anatomically correct to call him male; he is male, with male body parts, male hormones, and male attributes. I understand it is politically correct to call him male. I get it; and I can be mature enough – human enough – to honor and respect his wishes. But, if you were to physically look inside of him, you would find his ovaries.

I know a “man being pregnant,” or a man “choosing to become pregnant” again, is pretty big news. But is it really news??

Of course he can handle being pregnant! Of course it’s enjoyable and fun, and a journey that he loves being a part of, too.

What woman doesn’t love feeling connected to her child, feeling those little legs kick out in protest, hearing the heart beat inside her belly, and watching the monitor showing her little “bundle of joy” who is full of personality before even leaving her womb. So … I just don’t know what to think about this.

What do you think? What’s your opinion on the topic? Please share!

 

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What do you think? ‘Pregnant Man’ Wants Fourth Child???

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Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree programs (Creative Writing, and Marriage and Family Therapy). At various times in her life she has signed up to study Naturopathy, only to back out at the last minute, and humored the idea of returning full-time to the world of dance. Kimberly has also started 10 different children ... More

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  1. Avatar of bethchandra bethchandra says:

    Are you all really that narrow minded? yes anatomically he was born a woman and technically cannot be called a “pregnant man” scientifically….yet. But what about those born with both sexual reproductive organs?How does/would any of you guys so called arguments stand up then? He wants a child like many do and has the ability to do so if he chooses And can call himself a man as well because to the child he will be his father not his mother! and that is all that matters.

  2. Avatar of Kirk Kirk says:

    If it is able to bear children it is not a man…to suggest otherwise is insanity of the highest order

  3. Avatar of mommamia mommamia says:

    Physical appearance means very little. God chose to give women the reproductive organs to carry a child.. Not men. It’s as simple as that. He can call himself male , he can be male in spirit but that doesn’t change the fact that he is definitely still female in body. Changing (or mutilating) your physical form changes nothing. And so it stands a man cannot be pregnant. It just IS NOT POSSIBLE!

  4. Avatar of mommamia mommamia says:

    If “he” chose to keep the female reproductive organs he was born with he is still a FEMALE. CHanging one’s

  5. Avatar of angel angel says:

    She is not a man! And nor will she ever be! God man her a woman and no matter what she does to look like a man she will always be a woman! No man can get pregnant! No matter what society wants accept the truth is she is a woman!

  6. Avatar of Brittany Brittany says:

    She is not a man. She is a woman who chooses to look like a man. Get over it people.

  7. Avatar of Megan Megan says:

    I believe that this is his decision and we should not honor it but respect it. i dont think that a “man” should be want to carry a child. If you go through all of that work to make yourself scientifically a male then why keep your ovaries? i dont know its all a little confusing to me, but if this is what him and his wife would like to do then more power to them!

  8. Avatar of Brandy Brandy says:

    Why are they saying he was the first man to have a baby. He was born a woman therefore we have still not have had a first man to have a baby. Why are they wasting time writing about him, he is nothing special, just a woman taking hormones to look like a man.

  9. He was born a female that is why. If he was born a male there is no way he could have a baby.

  10. Avatar of christina christina says:

    I don’t understand how people really think that a man can carry a baby. The only way is if he was a women turned into a man or he was born a morphodite

  11. Avatar of Crystal Crystal says:

    I am not sure what to think but i know it’s not right judge anyone else’s decision so even if sometimes a person may not like the other person’s decision we still must honor it, and as long as its a mutual agreement the two of them share then the way I see it is that is their decision as well as their business. Thall shall not judge in the end we will all have our own judgement day.

    • Avatar of LCJ LCJ says:

      That’s the excuse we all use, but we as the Church we can judge as long as it’s a righteous judgement according to the Word of God,. That’s the problem these days, the Word of God says to know to do right and not do it’ s counted as sin, so if you don’t tell this person in a loving way or rebuke, depending upon the situation, cause God chastens those that he loves then were held accountable!

      • Avatar of Latasha Latasha says:

        Crystal: So if a person wants to marry a farm animal and legally want to have sex with this animal you would be okay with this behavior. Also, if a person want to be a rapist, a murderer you would go alone with this person behavior because you feel wrong about judging this individual. Wrong is wrong. It’s as simple as that. The people into days society has been taught to think illogical. This same sex marriage has gone a little too far. This society would approve anything if you put up a fight for it.

  12. Avatar of Sheila Sheila says:

    He was born this way god made him this way. Why argue the fact that Beatie is both male and female? He has more male attributes than female so therefore I would consider him male

  13. Avatar of dani dani says:

    He can have a baby all he wants; I’m a bisexual mother, freedom of whatever choice for my 7 month old in the future- but I just realized, if he’s on testosterone, that’s not healthy for the pregnancy or the baby!!! :(( That’s my only problem with it :(

  14. Avatar of Ola Ola says:

    I’m just like a lot of people who don’t understand what the big buzz is all about. He was born a female who decided to have a sex change. So if carrying a child is what he wants to do then that’s fine. Now if any of the men in my house- my fiance or my sons were to get pregnant, then that would be something reported about.

  15. Avatar of uyanga uyanga says:

    this is grose me up

  16. Avatar of Robin Robin says:

    I don’t care what his personal choices are, however, he was born a female so it’s not a MAN that is pregnant – not sure what all the fuss is about. If my son or husband were to become pregnant THAT would be news. I wish their family the best of luck.

  17. Avatar of Brittany Brittany says:

    he should have the right to do what he wants to do i just dont understand how he got pregnant???? did he have artificial sperm or did he get pregnant then changed his parts?????? i dont really understand it but if he/she is happy thats all that should matters. the child should be loved and cared about unconditionally no matter the situation:) the child should not be punished!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Avatar of Asia Asia says:

    I feel as though he should have every right to do as he chooses. I just don’t understand why he divorced his last partner/wife!?

  19. Avatar of Melissa Melissa says:

    A man who was born a female & is able to become pregnant is NOT any type of news….

  20. Avatar of Jessica Jessica says:

    It is important to understand that sex and gender are not the same thing. Sex is the parts that you are biologically born with, while gender is the was you associate yourself with your identity as male or female. What if He was born as a hermaphadite (sp?)? Would people be in such an uproar over his “right” to claim to be a man who can give birth? What should matter is the children. Who gives us the right to say that he should or should not be allowed to be pregnant? I say leave the poor family alone!

  21. Avatar of Shelby Shelby says:

    i think its perfectly fine

  22. Avatar of zakia zakia says:

    This is really confusing. i mean what does he/she want to be? A man or a woman? he has male genitals right? So I would perceive him to be male. If he were really a woman he would be able to go through the whole birthing process right? I think this is a case of a man who is confused about his gender. Maybe he desires to really be a woman but the outside features doesn’t match up with his inner feelings. any who, this is something the parents should really think about b/c the kids are the ones who are going to get the bad end of it all.

  23. Avatar of Cheryl Cheryl says:

    all i am sayin is weird

  24. Avatar of Samantha Samantha says:

    I say to each their own! I think if he/she will love the baby and give it a life of happiness, who am I to judge?? There are so many men AND women that mistreat their children and children that have horrible parents that it is about time someone actually love their child! Beatie could be one of the most awesome parents out there because of everything he/she went through in life! I say, go for it and have a great life full of love with your children!!

  25. Avatar of Maria Maria says:

    Just because she lopped off her boobs and shaves her face, it doesn’t make her a guy.

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