They chose to have a homebirth because they wanted to avoid unnecessary medical interventions.
In addition, this genetic material is very sensitive to heat and needs to develop away from the body, below core body temperature.
A trans woman who usually ‘tucks’ will need to change how she dresses for a while to regain her fertility.
This is part one of a mini-series on trans women and Trans women, individuals who were assigned male at birth but identify and live as women, CAN breastfeed. Health care providers, volunteer breastfeeding counsellors, and trans women themselves need to learn this important, empowering fact.
Over the last few weeks, I spoke a couple of times with a trans woman and mother, who we'll call Sarah, to better understand how she became a parent and successfully induced lactation.
However, I've received several questions from trans women who are interested in breastfeeding.
After doing some Google searches, I realized that just as there is little to no information for trans men on this topic, there is not much written for trans women.As we started reading more, I got pretty attached to the idea of breastfeeding and really hoped it would work out.SARAH: People sometimes say that birth control pills ‘simulate pregnancy.’ Another effect of this medication is to stimulate the development of breast tissue.Despite having taken hormone replacement therapy and antiandrogens for 5 years, Sarah was still able to produce what she calls ‘baby-making ingredients’ following a six-month cessation of her medication.Trans women hoping to help make a little munchkin should note that it takes about three months for their gametes to grow and mature.If you haven't been through a normal female puberty and haven't had progestins in your system, birth control pills are necessary to help build milk ducts and glandular tissue.