First man to give birth warns others not to try

He gave birth to a baby girl Trinity-Leigh June 16, 2017 at Gloucester Royal Hospital

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Hayden Cross. [Courtesy]

Hayden Cross, the first man to give birth now warns the experience was so hard that he wouldn’t advise others to go the same path.

“I’m not going to lie it was really strange and there was a lot of emotions and a lot of feelings and I wouldn’t advise anyone to do it cos it was really hard, but if you do make sure you seek the right support” Hayden told Lorraine, a France TV show today.

Hayden Cross with his daughter Trinity-Leigh. [Courtesy]
Hayden was brought up in Gloucester, United Kingdom with his parents, sister and brothers. He gave birth to a baby girl Trinity-Leigh June 16, 2017 at Gloucester Royal Hospital.

Last year he received hundreds of death threats from around the world. He disclosed he was not going to raise his daughter as gender neutral.

Now he says carrying the pregnancy was “really hard”. Hayden explained he had to have a C-section when she was born, which he preferred as found the idea of giving birth difficult.

The 22-year-old said despite the difficulty he was thrilled. “I’m happy and my daughter is happy. That’s all that matters”.

The former supermarket worker said the same time he gave birth, his mother who is close to his family also sired boy that same time.

He says carrying the pregnancy was “really hard” he had to have a C-section when she was born, which he preferred as found the idea of giving birth difficult.

“It was a really big battle but it was a battle worth it. Our relationship is so much stronger now, I think it brought us together so it’s really positive.” Hayden said.

Hayden’s scans showing daughter Trinity-Leigh in his womb. [Courtesy]
He added; “I’ve had my top surgery done already and can have my bottom surgery when I’m ready. I want to go back to work eventually I want to try and set up my own business so in the future I can pass it down to Trinity. I need to make sure I’m living the right life and the good life for her.”

He was on National Health Service (NHS) gender transition process but after finding a sperm donor on Facebook, he fell pregnant.

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