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Transgender man gives birth to a baby by transgender woman

They are the couple who made history last year when the transgender father became pregnant by the transgender mother.

And now, four months after giving birth to their first child, Fernando Machado – and his partner Diane Rodriguez have revealed they want to expand their family.

The new parents, from Ecuador, have opened up about life with their new baby after becoming the first transgender couple to fall pregnant in South America.

They initially announced the news of their pregnancy online, having conceived naturally as either of them have undergone lower-body surgery.

At the time, Ms. Rodriguez told Mexican media, “This was the wish of both of us and there was nothing biological or legal to stop us, so we decided to do it. The law before demanded that to be recognized as a woman you had to be castrated.”

“We live as man and woman. I’m a transfeminine woman and Fernando is a transmasculine man. The process to get here was complex for each of us. Knowing it’s our right, we decided to add another member to our family.”

Mr Machado has also spoken about the moment he found out he was pregnant.

He called his mother and sent her a picture of the pregnant test. She then showed it to a doctor who announced: ‘It’s positive’.

“I started crying with happiness, fear and dread, all at once. It was the most beautiful moment,” he said. I had never felt like that before. Wow, at last, I am completely happy.”

via Daily Mail