‘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 Ivy Ivy says:

    I think its wonderful that this person made decisions in his/her life regardless of what others say or believe. It takes confidence in one self to stay strong when others just want to make your life hell. I say way to go! Though this person was born female and thats why he is able to conceive and grow a child, for her/him to raise it as a father because thats who she/he feels they will be is awesome. Im sure their family will do just fine. Now if people mind their business and allow this family to live their life instead of discriminating them would help cuz those children don’t need to grow up with that.

  2. Avatar of neeko neeko says:

    So I have scrolled and read every comment and its astonishingly clear that most of the woman here dont hate him because hes pregnant there all angry because thats just one more thing on the list of shit woman like to throw at men im a guy I have 2 kids heres the thing some of you say men cant handle the pain well girls I have crones feels like my insides are torn around with an ice pick EVERYDAY not sometimes all day everyday I even bleed so men can handle it if you say otherwise google crones go see that our pain scale is at a solid 8 most of the time woman and men deal with this also to say a man wouldnt please give me all the parts of a woman I would love to feel the kick the heart beat I would gladly give birth as a man so way to go and to all you god fearing woman who say this is a sin prove it prove to me not on paper I want proof that you go to heaven or hell or rott in the ground you cant none of it gods laws god himself none of this can be proven with face to face facts so keep it to yourself he made a choice to be a man and keep some aspects of a woman but still is now a man way to go buddy have all the joy fun and painful moments alot of us men wish we could know and feel

  3. Avatar of Erika Erika says:

    You only get one life, one chance to do whatever it is you want to do in this world. I say its not wrong for anyone to make the best of it.

  4. Avatar of Akiva Akiva says:

    That is ridiculous!

  5. Avatar of Ondrea Ondrea says:

    Honestly, good for him for wanting a family! Man, woman or indifferent. Many children are born to unloving families in this world, leave this person to raise his children lovingly, the only reason its a big article is because its not societies idea of “normal” if the pregnancy doesnt cause harm to him or the baby then let him be, hes proud of who he is and what he is shouldnt matter. Its not our lives to determine. GOOD FOR YOU THOMAS!

  6. If men were supposed to have babies then god wouldn’t have created women. It’s unnatural and wrong for “him” to have babies. “He” made a choice to be a “man” and should’ve had the tubes and eggs removed. Nuff said

  7. Avatar of Francisca Francisca says:

    No man born by a woman can ever get pregnant, so they should stop calling him a man. She may be in denial by adding male organ, but then she should have removed her tubes bad the eggs as we’ll. do not let us mock God who made man to be man and woman to be woman. No one can undo God’s work no matter how much we try, that is why he is God and the omnipotent and omniscience. The almighty. Do not be confused, no man can bear a child naturally or technically. You are either a man or you are a woman, period.

  8. Avatar of Andrea Andrea says:

    And I’m sorry but this picture is not appealing. It looks like a man with a serious beer belly!

  9. Avatar of Andrea Andrea says:

    Wow I’m almost speechless. God created men and women for a purpose and to play certain roles. Men were not built to bare children. I don’t think they can physically handle that much pain. I know my husband can’t even handle a small head cold! If she made the choice to become a lesbian then that’s the choice she made. I don’t think we should change the natural order of things to “make” ourselves a man but yet decided to still have a baby. She is trying to have the best of both worlds and it doesn’t work like that. We are not God we don’t decided our gender he does. He has a purpose as to why he created us to be either male or female. I feel like people only think about themselves. They don’t think about the children! Not only can that be confusing for them but also lead to bullying and harassing from peers. Kids can be so mean. It just makes me sad. I hope the kids don’t have to experience any cruelty. I just wish she would decided what she wants. Does she want to be a man or a woman. Make a decision and stick with it. You can have both it’s not right.

    • Avatar of Juju Juju says:

      I’m sorry but I have to comment on your post..your comment makes you comes off as somewhat uneducated. (I’m not trying to pick a fight…only voice my opinion in response to what you posted) A transgender person who is born female does not FEEL female …they feel in their heart mind body and soul that they are truly male and that they were simply given the wrong genitalia. ..so when you say “she made the choice to be a lesbian” that is not true !!!How can you be a lesbian if you are living the role of a male and you are attracted to females??!!HE is a he who just happened to be born female. Therefore he is considered straight. I do agree however that if he wants to be accepted as a man then yes he should have also had his abilty to carry child in utero done away with as well. I also have an opinion on the child being bullied issue…a child who is bullied is not bullied because of his or her circumstances appearance or behavior. ..they are bullied because the bullies parents were not good enough role models or parents. ..we as parents need to teach our children tolerance acceptance and love ..I do not feel that the child or children of this transgender man are at a higher risk for being bullied simply because if they were born into a traditional family the child who is a bully would just be bullying them for some other reason. I hope you didn’t take offense to this it is just my opinion which I have a right to …it doesn’t mean that either of us is right or wrong. .they are just individual thoughts :-)

  10. I think if that is what he wants, it’s his choice! He must be a good father/mother. After all they say this will be his fourth!!! Let people make there own choice!!!

  11. Avatar of Melissa Melissa says:

    Well he techinally isn’t a man if he preserved his female parts, so this person is a woman and is getting fame and money for something a lot of us go through. This is a woman who just wants attention and cant decide wether or not she wants to be a man or what

  12. Avatar of Cristin Cristin says:

    This is not a man.. So to label this as a “pregnant man” is completely false. If this person has her females reproductive organs still intact, then SHE is not a man.. If she wants to be called and considered a man, no problem, but this article totally bogus. This is a woman who prefers to be considered a man having a baby!

  13. Avatar of Erica Erica says:

    Its possible for that person top bear a child only because of the reproductive system that he kept but look into any man and you will see that they don’t have ovaries and a penis..so I don’t believe that he really wanted to be a man that person sounds confused and just wanted top keep that option open of changing back of desired

  14. 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.

    • Avatar of inanna inanna says:

      Scientifically speaking a person born with both male and female parts is a hermaphrodite and they are typically steril like xxy and xxx which is called klinfelters symdrom.

  15. 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

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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

  24. 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 Kasy Kasy says:

      if she does not want to be judged, she should keep her nasty secrete to herself. Nobody invited her to television in 2007 to disclose her confused and an abominable act. If that’s the case, why don’t you go out naked because is your decision?

    • 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.

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