Mum's Contraceptive Coil Held By Newborn Baby After Birth

by Laura Driver

These incredible images show a newborn holding his mum's contraceptive coil (IUD) that failed to stop her falling pregnant. The baby boy clasps his mother's intrauterine device in his hand at Hai Phong International Hospital in the city of Hai Phong in northern Vietnam.

Obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong said the device had come out when the baby was born. The infant had it held firmly in his hands when the picture was taken. It was previously reported the baby has been delivered with it in his hand.

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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 mother had reportedly had the IUD inserted two years earlier but it did not work as she later discovered she was pregnant. Phuong said the IUD may have been moved from its original position, becoming an ineffective form of contraception and allowing the mother to become pregnant.

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The baby was healthy when born, weighing 3.2 kilogrammes (7 lbs), and both mother and child were under observation in the hospital after the birth. The mother had previously had two other children, according to reports.

An IUD, also known as the coil, prevents sperm from being able to fertilise a woman's eggs and can work by either releasing copper or hormones after being inserted into a woman's uterus.


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Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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