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Whoa! Pregnant Man Expecting Third Child!

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He shows off his bulging belly for the first time.

The world's first pregnant man is pregnant again ... with baby number three!

Who can forget the day Oregon native Thomas Beatie, a transgender living as a man, and his wife welcomed baby girl Susan (June 29, 2008)? Or the day Beatie gave birth to his second child, a boy (June 9, 2009)?

Now, in keeping with his one-kid-per-year tradition, Beatie is pregnant with his third child and is proudly showing off his baby bump.

thomas beatie

Thomas Beatie

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Rachelle February 10, 2010, 12:25 PM

I’m sorry. I don’t mean to sound intolerant, because I wish this couple and their children all the happiness in the world, but cutting off your breasts and growing facial hair does not make you a man. She may be living as a man, but if this person still has female reproductive organs, then “he” is a woman.

Anonymous February 10, 2010, 12:53 PM

how does he get pregnant?

Ingrid A.M. Shourds-Shannon February 10, 2010, 1:01 PM

“He” can get pregnant, because “he” is a SHE!!! it is NOT amazing!!!

Rob G February 10, 2010, 2:02 PM

Good wishes for the family with their third child. That having been said should we really be calling this “the world’s first pregnant man” considering that “he” was born a woman and still has a fully functioning female reproductive system? Political Correctness aside that means that “he” is still anatomically a woman.

T.Williams February 10, 2010, 2:27 PM

Legally once a woman has started living as a man, taken testosterone for a certain period of time and has had a mastectomy they are a man. They don’t have to have a full sex change. A lot of FTM trans people don’t. It’s expensive and dangerous. Much harder to add than to subtract if you get what I mean. He has said before he was on testosterone and stopped taking it so he could get pregnant. They are probably getting all of the pregnancies they want done quickly so he can go back on testosterone again.

Kim February 10, 2010, 3:34 PM

Nothing miraculous about this really. Women have children everyday and that is what “he” is, a woman….

kb February 10, 2010, 5:11 PM

Straight, gay, transgendered or otherwise, stop having babies. The planet is overpopulated. It’s gross and they’ll be raised on pop tarts, doritos, hot dogs and Kool-Aid.

n20man February 10, 2010, 7:32 PM

hmmm If I glue horns on a dairy cow it dont make it a bull. wish the familtu the best….geez the kids are gonna need it

Gail Cooke February 10, 2010, 9:39 PM

This person is a woman pretending to be a man…just because you glue things on and cut things off doesn’t mean that you’re what you want to be…if this is the masquerade this person wants to live, so be it…but there is definately nothing impressive about a woman giving birth to her third’s called biology.

Kristen from MA February 11, 2010, 10:53 AM

For all of you ignorant people insisting that Thomas Beattie is really a woman: gender is determined by the brain (the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis), not by the reproductive organs.

Educate yourselves:

Rob G February 11, 2010, 1:51 PM

@Kristen I think what we’re saying, more than anything, is that no matter what he considers himself to be, he is still anatomically a woman. Essentially meaning that there’s nothing miraculous about this. As for your wikipedia article: 1. wikipedia can be edited literally by “anyone.” 2. They’re speaking of “gender identity” in that article, not the same thing as gender. 3. Those studies are correlational, not causational, which means that they provide some interesting data, but are not 100% valid in their conclusions.

MDB February 11, 2010, 3:04 PM

Several Native American cultures recognize seven distinct “genders” from (I’m paraphrasing here) “really, really masculine” to “really, really feminine” and several genders in-between. The tribe’s Shaman was always a person with the middle gender (not sure what they called it) because that person could easily identify with the qualities of both male and female. So you see, the issue of gender is really more complicated than ovaries vs. testes…

Jillian February 12, 2010, 8:58 AM

When a “real” man is going to have a baby that will be news. Until then a woman having another child is same old stuff.

KB February 12, 2010, 3:30 PM

I agree. And enough with the “world’s first.” I read that it had been done 35 times before he did it, a transgendered “man” having a child. So it’s not a pregnant “man” in the way we think of it—THAT would be a miracle. And, it’s not the “FIRST” either.

GG February 12, 2010, 4:31 PM

That is NOT a man, and anyone who claims she is is just deluded.

help me understand February 13, 2010, 11:24 PM

So, since ‘he’ has female reproductive parts, and his wife is a female, how exactly is this coming to be? Trying to understand…

MH February 14, 2010, 11:37 AM

Hey, Kristen from MA, while I do agree with you that gender is determined by the brain, having a baby has nothing to do with the brain it has to do with the FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM.. That is why only women can have babies and not men.. so for all the articles and for that matter Oprah saying this is the first man to have a baby is really ridiculous.

Liza February 14, 2010, 11:41 AM

COMPLETE HYPOCRITE!! If you want to be a man BE A MAN… Are they trying to get a tv show or something?

Wendy February 14, 2010, 1:14 PM

Sorry she is not a he. A he cannot give birth because he doesn’t have a reproductive system. Therefore he is a she. If they keep trying to make this real then someone needs to update the biology books on how to reproduce. Talk about confusing the next generation! I can see it now, Mommy how did I get here? Honey that depends on if your Dad is a male or was a female and now a male but with female parts……. geezz

kendra February 14, 2010, 1:15 PM

there’s nothing new about this.. WOMEN have babies EVERYDAY!! and this moron was born a WOMAN!! still has the REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS NEEDED to create a child.
guess this she-man is looking for a reality tv show or something. this she-man ought to be dragged out to the fence-row and shot.

if he wants to be a “live as a man”, quit having babies that are gonna grow up being screwed up in the head. cause you KNOW they are going to be.

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