Labor of Love by Thomas Beatie
The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy

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Thomas Beatie electrified the world in April 2008 with his announcement that he was seven months pregnant and due to give birth in July. The news made headlines across the globe, but it’s only one chapter in a fascinating saga. Labor of Love reveals Beatie’s unique life experiences: his less-than-idyllic childhood in Hawaii, his feelings of being a young man trapped in the body of a woman, his fight to conceive a child, and the obstacles surrounding the delivery. This astonishing narrative permits an intimate look at a family that refuses to let other people’s definitions of family deter them from creating one on their own terms. Labor of Love is much more than the story of a unique pregnancy and birth — it’s a beautiful and controversial love story about going against the tide, a powerful statement about the evolution of family and identity in the new millennium.

About Thomas Beatie

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Thomas Beatie was born and raised in Hawaii—as a girl, Tracy. Thomas made the transition to a male in the late 1990s. In July 2008, he gave birth to his daughter, Susan. Currently, Thomas is happily married to his wife, Nancy, and is a custom screenprinter and owner of Define Normal Clothing Company. Thomas, Nancy, and Susan live together in Bend, Oregon.Labor of Love is Thomas’ first book and the product of a lifelong passion since the age of seventeen.
Published November 4, 2008 by Seal Press. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Nancy was unable to conceive and Beatie had legally become a man by then.

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