Student was transitioning when discovered shock pregnancy

Transgender man who thought he couldn’t conceive while transitioning is now a proud dad after a surprise pregnancyand put off his breast surgery so that he could nurse his son

  • Ryan Sanderson, 从罗奇代尔, 曼彻斯特, has given birth to son Hendrick
  • 学生, 24, was nine weeks into his transition when he discovered pregnancy
  • Is embracing being a seahorse dad and hopes to increase family size in future
  • 一种 变性人 man who thought that he couldn’t fall pregnant while transitioning has given birth to a baby boy after a shock pregnancy.

    Ryan Sanderson, 24, 从罗奇代尔, 大曼彻斯特, had been taking testosterone for nine weeks when he discovered he was pregnant.

    The drama student believed his ex, 一个男人, had been infertile, and did not know that transgender people could fall pregnant while taking testosterone.

    ‘It was a huge shock to the system but even though I was worried about what coming off of testosterone may do to my body dysmorphia, I knew instantly that I wanted to have the baby,’ 他说.

    After stopping his hormone treatment, Ryan had a complication-free pregnancy and welcomed son Hendrick two years ago.

    He nursed his baby before having top surgery to remove his breasts. Now he is holding off on further procedures in case he wants to have more children in the future.

    Ryan Sanderson, 24, 从罗奇代尔, 曼彻斯特, gave birth to son Hendrick, 二 (图为), after unexpectedly falling pregnant while transitioning

    Ryan Sanderson, 24, 从罗奇代尔, 曼彻斯特, gave birth to son Hendrick, 二 (图为), after unexpectedly falling pregnant while transitioning

    瑞安, who suffered from body dysphoria, said his mother has been 'super supportive' and acts like a co-parent for Hendrick. 图为: Ryan as a female before coming out as trans

    瑞安, who suffered from body dysphoria, said his mother has been ‘super supportiveand acts like a co-parent for Hendrick. 图为: Ryan as a female before coming out as trans

    他说: ‘I believed it to be fate, I’ve never been a devout follower of religion, but I felt like it was a sign to have a child before I was in too deep with testosterone treatments.

    ‘When I found out I was pregnant, Hendrick truly became my everything.

    Ryan knew he was transgender from the age of seven and came out as 19.

    ‘I’d struggled for so long to become my true self and had even had to go with a private GP in order to get testosterone,’ 他说. It was during a doctor’s appointment that he discovered he was pregnant.

    ‘I didn’t believe I could get pregnant when on testosterone, until I found out that I was. I think more trans men need to understand that they can get pregnant. My ex-partner was under the impression that he was infertile, but that wasn’t the case.

    Despite the difficulties Ryan faced with his body dysphoria and issues with medical staff, he was fully supported through his pregnancy journey by friends and family.

    他继续: ‘My GP was slightly worried about complications, but the course of my pregnancy ran pretty smoothly.

    Ryan has since had top surgery to remove his breasts and hopes to have a bigger family in the future. 图为: Ryan with Hendrick's baby scan

    Ryan has since had top surgery to remove his breasts and hopes to have a bigger family in the future. 图为: Ryan with Hendrick’s baby scan

    ‘非常感谢, I had a wonderful team of midwives that would address me with the appropriate pronouns, and if they made mistakes they would always apologise.

    ‘Sometimes they’d have questions, and it felt great to be able to answer them without them trying to offend me in anyway.

    他加了: ‘My mum, Janette has been super supportive the entire way through.

    ‘Without her, I’d be lost, she does so much for both Hendrick and I, and acts like a superhero co-parent.

    ‘She’s read all of the books and understands the way in which I’d like him to be bought up.

    ‘My ex-partner doesn’t want to be in the picture, but I’ve got the full support of the rest of my family and friends.

    Ryan is now embracing the experience of being a father and enjoys sharing his experiences with others.

    瑞安说: ‘I got to chest feed Hendrick when he was born, as I knew it was the healthiest and best way to aid him in his growth.

    '在 2021, I had top surgery to remove my breasts which felt amazing, although I am sad at the thought of not being able to chest feed any of my future children.

    ‘I’d love to have a bigger family in the future, so I’m holding off on any more surgeries for now until there are more options that I am comfortable with.

    ‘It’s so great being Hendrick’s parent, being a dad just feels right to me. I’ve had so many people stop me when I’ve been out and about with him that comment on me being a good dad, it just feels incredible.

    ‘I’m finally the person I want to be, and I’ve got a mini-me to share that journey with.