- Kayden Coleman had been transitioning for 10 years when he learned that he was 21 weeks pregnant.
- He had been off his hormones in preparation for his upcoming mastectomy on his doctor's orders.
- The unexpected bundle of joy was made possible as Coleman had to take a six-week break from using hormones, in preparation for a double mastectomy.
Kayden Coleman, now 29, was stunned with a bloated tummy and back pain in 2013. At first, he even joked he should get a pregnancy test when he was hit with the pain.
‘I never thought about getting pregnant. Because of the male hormones, I didn’t think it was a possibility. It was definitely a surprise,’ he told.
The joke wasn’t too funny as doctors confirmed a baby was on the way. ‘It felt like there was a pillow under my stomach but there was no pillow,’ he added.
Today, Coleman and his husband Elijah are parents to 22-month-old Azaelia. The couple, who live in Philadelphia, started dating in 2012 and a year later were tying the knot and scrambling to prepare for the arrival of their baby.
The unexpected bundle of joy was made possible as Coleman had to take a six-week break from using hormones, in preparation for a double mastectomy.
“I was shocked. It took a while to process it. But I was also busy figuring out how we could make things work in such a short space of time,” he said. To ease the burden, Coleman had to quit his job and Elijah worked longer hours to care for baby Azaelia.
Now almost two years later, the family said they finally have their happy ending.
“Now it feels great. I couldn’t imagine, and don’t want to imagine, life without her. She is amazing,” Coleman told.