Man Gives Birth To Son
Ryan Sanderson never thought he would get pregnant. Who transitioning from Fᴇᴍᴀʟe to male and taking ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴇ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs, but he also believed his now-ex partner was ɪɴFᴇʀᴛɪʟᴇ. But despite all this, nine weeks into ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴇ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs, Ryan, 24, discovered he was expecting a child. He knew that he was a man from the age of seven and came out at 19.
“I didn’t believe I could get pregnant when on ᴛᴇsᴛᴏsᴛᴇʀᴏɴᴇ, until I found out ᴛʜᴀᴛ I ᴡᴀs, I think more trans men need to understand that they can get pregnant.” said Ryan.
Despite the pregnancy being a total surprise, Ryan is ᴏᴠᴇʀᴊᴏʏᴇᴅ to have given birth to his first child as a ‘seahorse dad’. The moment he discovered he was pregnant during a doctor’s visit, Ryan paused his ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴇ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs, despite worries that this would be challenging for his body ᴅʏsᴍᴏʀᴘʜɪᴀ.
‘When I found out I was pregnant, Hendrick truly became my everything, my pregnancy ran pretty smoothly.” she said
Ryan says his ex-partner doesn’t want to be involved in Hendrick’s upbringing, so he’s now looking forward to raising his child as a solo parent – with the help of his supportive mum, Janette.
After welcoming his son, Ryan was able to return to the process of medical transition, and in 2021 had top sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. He’s now living his best life as a single dad.
‘I’d sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ for so long to become my true self and had even had to go with a private GP in order to get testosterone. Since coming out as Ryan, I’ve felt this freedom that I never felt as a girl, I do things for me instead of what society deems certain genders should do. I’d love to have a bigger family in the future, so I’m holding off on anymore sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs for now until there are more ᴏᴘᴛɪᴏɴs that I am comfortable with. I’m finally the person I want to be, and I’ve got a mini-me to share that journey with.’’ he said