Hayden Cross (20), the first British man to conceive a child is proudly showing off his bump. He is now four months pregnant.
Hayden from Gloucester decided to put his gender reassignment process on hold to have a baby. He found a sperm donor on Facebook to conceive his first child.
His full transition was paused after the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) refused to carry out £4,000 process to freeze his eggs. He felt distressed, “I faced the prospect of not becoming the man I am supposed to be, physically, or a dad. So I didn’t feel like I had any choice but to have a baby now then get back to transitioning.”
So the former supermarket worker decided to find a sperm donor via social media. He told The Sun, “I faced the prospect of not becoming the man I am supposed to be, physically, or a dad. So I didn’t feel like I had any choice but to have a baby now then get back to transitioning. In September I got pregnant by a sperm donation. I found the donor on the internet. I looked on Facebook for a group and found one – it’s been shut down now. I didn’t have to pay. I felt I’d no choice, I couldn’t afford a proper clinic.”
He told, “I want the baby to have the best. I’ll be the greatest dad.”
After his child is born he will continue his transformation which will remove his breasts and ovaries.
Hayden has lived legally as a man for three years and taking male hormones which have given him facial hair and a deeper voice.
He stated the anonymous sperm donor delivered the sperm to his door in a pot. Hayden inserted it with a syringe as he could not afford a proper clinic.
He said if the NHS gave him the permission to freeze his eggs then he would have waited until he was older and in a relationship before having a baby.
He said he will ensure to stay single during the child’s formative years in order to keep the matter simple. Hayden averred, “I am worried about how I will look and what people will think and say about me. There are a lot of small-minded people out there.”
Hayden was born as a girl and went to an all girls’ school. He said he made mostly male friends and loved playing football. He said he is bisexual and dated both males and female but prefers males.
Before becoming pregnant he was on the NHS gender transition process at a cost of £22.72 million or £29,000 per patient.
But he now admitted that he felt uncomfortable carrying a child and struggles with the physical changes.
The first man who became pregnant was Thomas Beatie from Arizona who gave birth to three children after having a sex change.