November 13, 2008

‘Pregnant Man’ Beatie Expecting Again

Thomas Beatie, a transgendered American man who was born a woman, is pregnant with his second child, Discovery Health said Thursday.

"Pregnant Man," an exclusive documentary about Beatie's first pregnancy, is scheduled to premiere on the television channel Tuesday.

"Discovery Health presents the only documentary featuring professional footage of Thomas and his wife, Nancy, through the final weeks of his first pregnancy, the landmark birth of their first child and their eventual return home," the network said in a news release.

"Originally born female, Thomas, 34, underwent multiple medical treatments to biologically, socially and legally re-identify as a man. After marrying, the couple decided to start a family, but Nancy was unable to have children. Faced with this reality, Thomas made the unprecedented decision to suspend his testosterone treatments in hopes of becoming pregnant. Following successful artificial insemination, he gave birth to a healthy baby girl in June 2008."

Beatie became an unlikely celebrity upon announcing his first pregnancy, appearing on TV shows, as well as in magazines and newspapers around the world.