A photo has emerged showing the moment a newborn baby in Vietnam held the contraceptive coil his mother used in a failed bid to stop her conceiving.
A report monitored on Daily Mail by Naija News says the mother of the newborn baby, a 4-year-old woman, who has had two other children previously, inserted the intrauterine device (IUD) two years ago.
The report said IUD came out at the same time as the baby, but separately, it was only after being born that the infant grabbed the coil.
Pictures taken by Obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong at Hai Phong International Hospital, Vietnam where the newborn baby was born, show the baby boy holding on to the device. Two of the photos, which were posted to the hospital’s Facebook page, show the baby boy with his eyes shut while holding the IUD.
Doctors said that the IUD may have failed to prevent the pregnancy if it had moved from its original position. The IUD can be seen in another picture, lying next to the newborn. The baby was born healthy and weighed 7lbs and remains under observation with his mother.
In practice, the IUD is meant to release either copper or hormones to prevent sperm from fertilising any eggs after being inserted into a woman’s uterus,
The Obstetrician who spoke about this said: “After delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture. I never thought it would receive so much attention.”
Meanwhile, IUD is a tiny device that’s put into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. It’s long-term, reversible, and it is seen as one of the most effective birth control methods.