Where’s the Mother?: Stories from a Transgender Dad

Where's the Mother?: Stories from a Transgender Dad Author Trevor MacDonald
ISBN-10 0991964500
ISBN-13 9780991964505
Year 2016-05-08
Pages 280
Language English
Publisher Trans Canada Press
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In a time when to most people pregnancy automatically means motherhood what is it like to get pregnant give birth and breastfeed a child all while being an out transgender man When Trevor MacDonald decided to start a family he knew that the world was going to have questions for him As a transgender man in a gay relationship Trevor has gone through the journeys of pregnancy childbirth and nursing all while exploring and sometimes defending his role as a trans dad Trevor and his partner tackle all the questions new parents are familiar with Should we feed our baby breast milk or formula Should we have a hospital or home birth and others perhaps unfamiliar How can a man cope with gender dysphoria when going through such female coded rituals as childbirth and breastfeeding How can a person breastfeed after having had chest masculinization surgery How do we find donor milk to supplement our own modest milk supply Luckily for the reader Trevor explains his own answers to these questions with grace and humour His stories convey the intimate and sometimes surprising realities of the transgender parenting experience This memoir is a book about being a breastfeeding parent and a transgender man and the many beautiful moving and difficult ways these two identities collide Wheres the Mother is a memoir like no other

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