transgender man from Wisconsin in the US has given birth to his second child –
four years after transitioning.
believed Kaci Sullivan is the first person to give birth to a child first as a
woman and now also as a man.
has one child with his ex-husband, a little boy called Grayson (5), to whom he’d
given birth while he was living as a woman, reported The Sun.
seven days of labour recently Kaci underwent a Caesarean section before
welcoming his youngest child, Phoenix.
He and partner
Steven (27) have chosen not to reveal the baby’s gender and will raise the
child as gender neutral.
business student has faced some abuse online for being a trans parent, but was
determined to break the stigma around trans parenthood, according to The Independent.
the baby came out and I got to hear them cry was indescribable,” Kaci said.
“It’s incredible to think that I had made this little human.
weeks of morning sickness and seven days in labour it was such a beautiful
“We are just
so happy and grateful, and enjoying spending time together as a family. The
baby is delightful, loving and sweet.
connection I’ve felt to them throughout my pregnancy has been an incredible
privilege and the last nine months have brought my partner and I so close
was pregnant with Grayson he’d hoped it would make him feel more feminine.
the experience I prayed to connect with womanhood, to identify with what was
happening to my body, but I couldn’t,” he said.
“I felt so
hopeless and lost. I wanted to die. I fell into such a dark place and I was
terrified to bring a baby into that darkness with me.
moment they put him in my arms it was bliss. Immediately I loved him like I’d
never loved anything or anyone and I felt such a surge of duty towards him.”
documented his pregnancy on Facebook and on a YouTube channel, My Trans
Pregnancy, as a source of encouragement for other trans parents.
He said: “As
my bump grew bigger and bigger I got nervous going out in public because people
would stare. They noticed my abnormal shape.
“There was a
lot of anxiety but the most important thing for me was sending the message that
pregnancy is not a gendered thing.”
Sources: The Sun, The Independent, Inside Edition