You won't believe what this little baby is clutching in its hand, and it should scare the daylights out of couples who don't want to get pregnant.
It’s the photo that’s blowing up the Internet, and probably giving minor heart attacks to parents who are trying not to get pregnant. A woman in Alabama has given birth to a baby, something that ordinarily wouldn’t be all that shocking, if it weren’t for the fact that she had an intrauterine device (IUD) that apparently failed to stop the pregnancy from happening.
In the incredible photo above, that baby, named Dexter, is defiantly clutching that very IUD device, as if to say nothing could stop him from entering into this world. The photo was posted on Facebook by his mother, Lucy Hellein, who jokingly captioned the post “Mirena fail!” Mirena is the brand name of the IUD device.
Hellein said she found out she was pregnant in December even though she was implanted with the IUD back in August. Doctors believe she became pregnant just three weeks after the device had been implanted. Doctors thought it must have fallen out, but when Hellein gave birth via caesarean section, the surgeons found the IUD in her placenta. She then gave it to Dexter to hold for a funny photo.
“I didn’t think it would go viral,” Hellein said, according to a WTSP report. “My doctor believes I may have gotten pregnant about three weeks after it was placed.”