Modern birth: The man who had a baby
Freddy McConnell is a transgender man who decided to have a baby. But his journey to becoming a father was not easy.
A few years ago, Freddy McConnell decided to have a baby. A decision that is a big deal for most, but that is even more complicated for Freddy, because he is a transgender man. Freddy started his transition in 2012. Back then having a baby wasn’t on his mind. But after realising that – biologically – it was still a possibility, Freddy decided to get pregnant.
Freddy’s story was told in a documentary called Seahorse: the dad who gave birth. It’s available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Presenter: Emily Webb
Producer: Saskia Edwards
(Photo: Freddy McConnell standing on a beach during pregnancy. Credit: Mark Bushnell)