Breaking Biases: A Queer Parenthood Journey through Transition, Induced Lactation, and BMI Biases
The Queer Family Podcast | S13 EP10 | Chelsea and Megan share their journey to parenthood as a trans woman and cis woman couple. They met online, u-hauled it (in true lesbian fashion), and quickly began their queer baby-making process. After trying the “natural” way for quite some time, they decided to switch to fertility treatments. After a long journey filled with insurance drama, unfair BMI biases, and body dysmorphia they finally successfully conceived their son, Jameson through IVF. They discuss their emotional pregnancy, including Chelsea’s process of transcending her yearning to experience pregnancy and childbirth by embarking on the path of inducing lactation. Their resilience and determination in the face of adversity serve as a walking, breathing testament to the intentionality and love that drive queer parents everywhere, proving that love is love, and the kids are truly going to be all right.
"We met online prior to Chelsea's transition. She told me on our third date." - Megan
“So they said I was going to have to lose about at least 20 pounds to qualify for their loophole process, which was to go to another state to do the egg retrieval.” Megan
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Edited by Jerson Barajas. Theme song: Tiffany Topol\ Logo art: Daneen Stevenato.
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