Transgender man introduces newborn son - and reveals the painful labour he endured giving birth
Trystan Reese and Biff Chaplow spoke of their baby joy on This Morning
A transgender man has spoken out about the painful labour after giving birth to his first biological son.
Trystan Reese, who was born female, delivered little Leo just three weeks ago after nine months of carrying him.
And he's confessed he wasn't expecting it to be as hard as it was in reality.
Speaking on This Morning alongside his husband Biff Chaplow, he said: "It was more painful than I could have ever possibly imagined, and Biff could contest to that because he was there for it."
Biff added: "It's not in my nature to be super caring and supportive, but with this, I really was!"
Biff and Trystan introduced their newborn Leo to This Morning viewers, adding he's "the easiest baby in the world".
Looking at his sleeping child, Trystan confessed: "We have the easiest baby in the history of babies.
"He gives us very little hassle."
Biff and Trystan thought they'd "missed their chance" after Trystan suffered a miscarriage last year, according to KomoNews .
But now the couple from Portland, Oregan, have said having their child together is "amazing".
Biff previously said: “The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life.
“To see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just like amazing.”
Trystan, who had been taking hormones for 10 years, stopped when he fell pregnant and says family and friends supported their decision.
The couple, who have been together for seven years, were already parents as they adopted Biff's niece and nephew in 2011.
They documented the pregnancy journey on their Facebook page 'Biff and I' until the day of the birth, July 14.
Announcing Leo's birth, they wrote: "Our beautiful baby has been born!!! 9.5 pounds, 21.5 inches. Trystan and baby and doing great, and we are all completely over the moon.(sic)."
Then to let their followers know the father and baby were healthy, they posted: "WE ARE HEADING HOME!!! Leo has received a clean bill of health (and so has Trystan) so we are happily heading back home to settle into our new life with our newest little addition.
"A pregnant dad, 9 months, 1 baby and a very happy family!"
In a post on their website , Trystan previously said that he felt some people were interested to know why he wanted to become pregnant as a transgender person, but were too afraid to ask.
He said that some people think "trans people were born into the wrong bodies, and we really hate our bodies, and that’s why we need to transition."
He added: "For me, just transitioning normally - taking testosterone so that I have a beard and my voice is deep as its ever gonna get - and appear like a man… that’ enough for me.
"I never felt like I needed to change my body.
"And I for sure do not hate my body.
"I feel like my body is awesome, I feel like it’s a gift to have been born with the body that I did.
"So if you can start to understand that, then it starts to make more sense that it would not seem totally bizarre for me to want to create and carry a baby."