Expecting . . . dad-to-be Hayden Cross reveals baby bump NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS LTD

Expecting . . . dad-to-be Hayden Cross reveals baby bump
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Proud Hayden Cross today becomes the first British man to reveal: “I’m pregnant.”

The former Asda worker, born a girl 20 years ago, is legally male and has begun hormone treatment.

But he put his transition on hold to have a baby with donor sperm.

Hayden, who lives in Gloucester and is four months pregnant, said: “I want the baby to have the best.

“I’ll be the greatest dad.”

Dad-to-be Hayden found a sperm donor on Facebook to make himself pregnant after putting his gender change on hold.

Hayden, born a girl 20 years ago, had lived as a man for three years and was taking male hormones — but was desperate to have a baby.

The unemployed former Asda worker asked the NHS to freeze his eggs before he completed his full transition, in the hope he might have children years later.

But when they refused to carry out the £4,000 process, he feared he would never become a biological parent to his own child.

So Hayden decided to use an anonymous sperm donor he found on Facebook and go ahead with the pregnancy immediately — using his local ­hospital’s NHS maternity services.

Now 16 weeks pregnant, he plans to have the baby before returning straight away to complete the ­transition process, which will remove his breasts and ovaries.

Hayden told The Sun on Sunday: “I faced the prospect of not becoming the man I am supposed to be, physically, or a dad.

“So I didn’t feel like I had any choice but to have a baby now then get back to transitioning.

“In September I got pregnant by a sperm donation.

“I found the donor on the internet.

“I looked on Facebook for a group and found one — it’s been shut down now.

“I didn’t have to pay.

“The man came to my house, he passed me the sperm in a pot and I did it via a syringe.

“I felt I’d no choice, I couldn’t afford a proper clinic.

“I don’t know who the bloke was.

“To be honest I can’t remember anything about him.

“He wouldn’t even tell me his name.

“He didn’t want any contact.

“He said he was just doing it to help people.

“It was the first attempt and it worked.

“I was really lucky.”

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SOURCE: The Sun
Rachel Dale