Labor of Love

Labor of Love

The Story of One Mans Extraordinary Pregnancy

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
The author describes his difficult childhood as a girl named Tracy, how he transitioned to a man in his twenties, how he met and married his wife, Nancy, and how he bore and delivered their child himself when Nancy could not.

Perseus Publishing
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.

Publisher: Berkeley : Seal Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008
ISBN: 9781580052870
Characteristics: 329 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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