Thomas Beatie has split from his wife, Nancy Beatie. They had met before he had his transgender surgeries. Nancy could no longer bear children, so Thomas took on the role. He became known as the pregnant man.
He did not get his ovaries and womb removed so he was able to conceive and carry the babies to full term. Thomas Beatie ran his own T shirt printing company. His business received a boost with the publicity. When Thomas Beatie went public with his first pregnancy, he took the world by storm. After a few children, the repeated headlines of a “pregnant man” no longer drew as much interest.