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Transgender man who gave birth to first child after touts enjoyment that comes with being a father’

A trans dad has revealed how they gave birth to their first child in 2020 following a one-night stand after taking a break from a nine-year course of testosterone treatment.  

Born with female reproductive organs, 36-year-old Danny Wakefield, who lives in Seattle, presents as transmasculine, meaning they do not identify as a woman. They identify as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

After deciding to stop using testosterone drugs two years ago, Wakefield suddenly found themselves pregnant – an increasingly common occurrence among transitioning women in the US.

Despite identifying as a masculine, Wakefield continued with the pregnancy, embracing the roles of both mother and father simultaneously, and now preaches on social media that even with certain sex organs, a woman can be a father. 

Born with female reproductive organs, 36-year-old Danny Wakefield identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

Wakefield gave birth to baby Wilder, who was born a boy but is also allegedly nonbinary, after a one-night stand in 2020, and has since shared their parenting journey on social media

Wakefield gave birth to baby Wilder, who was born a boy but is also allegedly nonbinary, after a one-night stand in 2020, and has since shared their parenting journey on social media

In the two years since, Wakefield – who is also a recovering addict – has chronicled their journey as a father, while also preaching messages to more than a million followers on social media that even with certain sex organs, a woman can be a dad.

‘Just because I don’t feel like a woman, that doesn’t mean I can’t take advantage of the body organs I was born with,’ the dad-of-one says in on video posted to his TikTok, where they have nearly one million subscribers.

Wakefield goes on to state that even while taking testosterone and undergoing a double mastectomy to appear more manly, they had ‘always wanted’ to carry their own child.

In the two years since, Wakefield - who is also a recovering addict - has chronicled their journey as a father, while also preaching messages to more than a million followers on social media that even with certain sex organs, a woman can be a dad

In the two years since, Wakefield – who is also a recovering addict – has chronicled their journey as a father, while also preaching messages to more than a million followers on social media that even with certain sex organs, a woman can be a dad

The father, who uses they/them pronouns, found themselves pregnant following a one-night stand with an unnamed man, they saw the chance to seize this dream

The father, who uses they/them pronouns, found themselves pregnant following a one-night stand with an unnamed man, they saw the chance to seize this dream 

The father added that after finding themselves pregnant following a one-night stand with an unnamed man, they saw the chance to seize this dream – and nine months later gave birth to now-two-year-old Wilder.

‘Holding the child – who, according to Wakefield, is also nonbinary – the dad asserts: I’m Wilder’s dad, I’m Wilder’s Papa. I’m not Wilder’s mum, but I was given the gift of being able to carry my child, so I did,’ explains Wakefield, who sports a beard in maternity photos posted to their social media accounts. 

Photos posted over the past two years show Wakefield and Wilder's journey the past two years, with the pair at a glance resembling any other happy father and child

Photos posted over the past two years show Wakefield and Wilder’s journey the past two years, with the pair at a glance resembling any other happy father and child

Images from before Widler's birth, however, are more outside the norm - when a very pregnant Wakefield was carrying the youngster to term. Wakefield has amassed thousands of followers eager to witness his journey

Images from before Widler’s birth, however, are more outside the norm – when a very pregnant Wakefield was carrying the youngster to term. Wakefield has amassed thousands of followers eager to witness his journey

Photos posted over the past two years show Wakefield and Wilder’s journey the past two years, with the pair at a glance resembling any other happy father and child.

Images from before Widler’s birth, however, are more outside the norm – when a very pregnant Wakefield was carrying the youngster to term.

Wakefield recalled how during emergency room visits when they were close to giving birth, they were met with ‘snickers’ from nurses and ‘doubt, disbelief and a lack of knowledge’ from doctors at the Seattle hospital. 

'To be public about my pregnancy and my journey to parenthood, because visibility is so important, I wanted other trans and nonbinary people to know that we can, and do, create really beautiful and amazing families -and there are many different avenues to doing that,' Wakefield said of the importance of being able to give birth to the healthy two-year-old

‘To be public about my pregnancy and my journey to parenthood, because visibility is so important, I wanted other trans and nonbinary people to know that we can, and do, create really beautiful and amazing families -and there are many different avenues to doing that,’ Wakefield said of the importance of being able to give birth to the healthy two-year-old

‘In one instance,’ Wakefield recalled, it took an hour and a half to get them to treat me because they didn’t believe I was pregnant.’

They added: ‘The doctors and nurses would talk quietly among themselves, asking each other questions about me, instead of asking me directly – the patient who’s sitting right in front of them.’

After eventually getting the help they needed, Wakefield proceeded to upload their entire birthing experience to Instagram, installing a camera to record the event.

Photos show the very pregnant father sitting in a pool for the waterbirth, capturing the moment they became a father. 

Prior to that, Wakefield amassed thousands of followers who have laid witness to his journey, from the start of his process until now.

Photos show the moment Wakefield became a father in 2020, when they underwent a waterbirth

Photos show the moment Wakefield became a father in 2020, when they underwent a waterbirth

Wakefield revealed they were met with snickering staff and disbelief at the Seattle hospital

Wakefield revealed they were met with snickering staff and disbelief at the Seattle hospital

Now assuming the online pseudonym of Danny the Trans Daddy, Wakefield gave birth to a healthy Wilder, whom reports indicate was born a boy. Wakefield has yet to associate any gender with the youngster,

Growing up as a girl, Wakefield said they came to the realization they were transmasculine, just over a decade ago

Almost immediately, they began to transition, undergoing testosterone therapy, and shortly after, a double mastectomy.

They explain in one video posted to TikTok: ‘When I really truly started to see myself, I said, “Hey I don’t feel like a girl, I feel more like a boy than a girl” – so I transitioned genders.’

Now assuming the pseudonym of Danny the Trans Daddy, Wakefield gave birth to a healthy Wilder, whom reports indicate was born a boy. Wakefield has yet to associate any gender with the youngster,

Now assuming the pseudonym of Danny the Trans Daddy, Wakefield gave birth to a healthy Wilder, whom reports indicate was born a boy. Wakefield has yet to associate any gender with the youngster,

A proud dad for the past two years, Danny documents their life with Wilder extensively, all while celebrating being a single dad and raising awareness about trans people and their families, as well as the dangers of addiction.

‘To be public about my pregnancy and my journey to parenthood, because visibility is so important, I wanted other trans and nonbinary people to know that we can, and do, create really beautiful and amazing families — and there are many different avenues to doing that.’

That said, Wakefield’s hopes to create a culture of acceptance surrounding male mothers are not unique, and are shared by an increasing amount of transgender men who have retained their ability to give birth.

Wakefield's hopes to create a culture of acceptance surrounding male mothers are not unique, and are shared by an increasing amount of transgender men who have retained their ability to give birth

Wakefield’s hopes to create a culture of acceptance surrounding male mothers are not unique, and are shared by an increasing amount of transgender men who have retained their ability to give birth

Tabbed on social media as ‘Seahorse Dads’, the phenomenon is becoming more and more common – and that may be thanks to people like Wakefield.

Wakefield said of fatherhood: ‘The larger message many visible trans dads hope people receive isn’t necessarily about the trans experience — but, rather, the joys of being a parent. I’ve fallen in love with myself.’

They added: ‘I never imagined that I would heal so much, just from being a parent. I want to heal my own trauma so that I don’t continue the cycles.

‘Especially as a trans person, I’ve had this struggle, this internal struggle for so much of my life. To be able to see those struggles starting to turn into self-love is really beautiful. I owe all of that to my child.’

Tabbed on social media as 'Seahorse Dads', the phenomenon is becoming more and more common - and that may be thanks to people like Wakefield

Tabbed on social media as ‘Seahorse Dads’, the phenomenon is becoming more and more common – and that may be thanks to people like Wakefield

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