Imagine the ridicule that Wyley Simpson faced when HE got pregnant. The man who lived in San Antonio, Texas, had already started his transition from female to male when he received shocking news in February 2018: he was pregnant.
In his own words, “It’s not every day that someone sees a pregnant man walking down the road, so we received a fair about of abuse.” Simpson also said, “I would be told that I’ll never be a man, ‘Men don’t carry babies.’ And everyone called me ‘it.’”
Simpson having already begun his transitioning into a man admitted thet it wasn’t just the ridicule that was hard but He also struggled internally to cope with the pregnancy as he put his transition on hold.
“I was already worried as this was my first pregnancy, but I was also nervous because I had to deal with a lot of stigma behind me being a pregnant man,” he said. “But alongside receiving rude comments from other people, the pregnancy took a lot for me emotionally.”
“Having gone through the transitioning process since I was 21 years old, having a physical baby bump was something so feminine that messed with my head,” he said. “But it was all worth it to have Rowan and to become a father.”
He was “nervous” and “scared” over the news as he and his fiancé, Stephan Gaeth, also 28, were not prepared to become parents. The couple considered placing the child for adoption, but ultimately chose to grow their family. Despite all the emotional and physical difficulties of the pregnancy, Simpson said it was all worth it to become a father.
Rowan was born via C-section on Sept. 5, 2018 weighing 7 lbs and 5 oz.
“Rowan is amazing, he made all of the mental and physical pain completely worth it,” Simpson said. “Now myself and Stephan are just reveling in fatherhood and can’t wait to continue our journey as a family.”
Although the couple is enjoying life with little Rowan, Simpson said they don’t plan to have any more children because he is hoping to fully transition in the future.