A baby has been born holding the contraceptive coil that was supposed to stop the mother from getting pregnant with him.
The baby boy, born at Hai Phong International Hospital, in the city of Hai Phong in northern Vietnam, can be seen clasping his mother’s yellow and black intrauterine device (IUD) in his hand.
The coil is supposed to stop sperm from fertilising a woman’s eggs.
Obstetrician, Tran Viet Phuong, said the device came out with the baby.
The infant held the object firmly in his hand, when the picture was taken, it is claimed.
Phuong told local media: “After delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture. I never thought it would receive so much attention.”
The baby’s 34-year-old mother claims she had the coil inserted two years earlier, but it did not work because she later discovered she was pregnant.
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Phuong said the device may have been moved from its original position, becoming an ineffective form of contraception, and allowing the mother to become pregnant.