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Thomas Beatie Gives Birth

World-renowned "pregnant man" Thomas Beatie gave birth today to a healthy baby girl.
The birth - at a hospital in Bend, Oregon - was natural, according to a source, who added that earlier reports that Beatie had planned a caesarean section are false. "She's really cute, really pretty,'' the source told ABC News Thursday afternoon.

Born a woman, Beatie, 34, who had his breasts surgically removed and legally changed his gender from female to male, leaped to prominence around the world in April when the wispy bearded man revealed he was pregnant. Despite years of taking hormones and living outwardly as a man, Beatie maintained that he retained his female sex organs because he intended one day to get pregnant.
Interestingly, Beatie left the hospital under his own power very shortly after the birth.
Beatie was caught on tape leaving St. Charles Medical Center by He was not carrying the infant. A woman who appears to be a nurse carried a combination car seat/baby carrier with a white blanket over it. Beatie walked a few yards behind her. The new dad walked easily, although he appeared tired, and despite the warm weather he wore a white hooded sweatshirt along with sunglasses and black shorts. Someone opened the car door for him.

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