When Freddy started his transition seven years ago, his doctor told him he’d never be able to have his own child. But, he was wrong.
Right now, many trans and nonbinary people are discovering the truth about their fertility and rethinking their family plans.
Freddy talks to his queer super hero, Jacob, about their journeys to parenthood, the challenges of pregnancy, and the joys of having a kid.
The story of how Freddy became a dad is also told in the documentary Seahorse, directed by Jeanie Finlay, produced by the BBC and Grain Media, in association with Glimmer Films and The Guardian. www.seahorsefilm.com
If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed please go to BBC Action Line where you can find resources available: https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline
BBC Action Line – LGBT: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1nYWPTdMtKStFL2ztx1SV11/information-and-support-lgbt-issues
BBC Action Line – Gender identity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5zvRZW3yRHjqczdwd0gv3S0/information-and-support-gender-identity
Presented by Freddy McConnell
Produced by Dasha Lisitsina
Assistant Producer: Arlie Adlington
Executive Producer: Russell Finch
Sound Design: Phoebe Wang
A Somethin’ Else Production for BBC Sounds