Baby born with mum's contraceptive implant

omg 05/05/2017

They say that contraceptives are not 100%, but this baby truly proved his point when he arrived into the world, clutching the contraceptive.

In this baby's hand is a merena coil, a form of contraception that is inserted into the womb. The small t-shaped plastic device releases a hormone that prevents sperm from passing through to an egg, by thickening the mucus from your cervix.

Which of course, makes it ironic when one American woman, Lucy Hellein, gave birth to her son Dexter Tyler last week, with the contraceptive device that was meant to prevent it.

Lucy posted on Facebook the birth photo of Dexter, clutching the mirena coil that was found behind her placenta with the caption “Mirena fail”.

Since posting, it has been shared more than 70,000 times.

It was the third mirena device she had been fitted with, and while it is 99% effective, she discovered she was pregnant just before Christmas.

Telling UK website Metro: 'Dexter was definitely meant to be. His original due date was May 4th and even the doctor said "the force was strong with this one".

'Although he wasn't planned, my family and I feel incredibly blessed."