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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Baby born holding mum's contraceptive coil that was supposed to prevent his pregnancy happening



This baby no gree at all. In sex education at school we're told that contraception methods are never 100% effective - but no photograph has ever shown it more than this one.
Lucy Hellein, from Alabama, posted a photograph of baby Dexter on her Facebook page which proves that birth control methods can fail.
In the incredible image, his face is screwed up in that newborn way and he's all pink and squishy, his bloody hair evidence that he's only just emerged from the womb.
But what's that in his hand? Yes, it's his mum's coil. It was meant to stop him ever existing.
Lucy revealed how she and her partner had chosen to be responsible and get a 'Mirena' fitted so they didn't get pregnant - but then she found out she
was expecting.
Mirena is a brand of intrauterine device which releases a hormone that stops the woman conceiving but in this case it didn't work.
According to the NHS, IUDs should be more than 99% effective. Dexter was born via a scheduled C-section on April 27, a week before his due date and doctors had planned to find Lucy's IUD behind her placenta during the procedure.
The mum also had her fallopian tubes removed after her son was born as a failsafe way of ensuring she doesn't get pregnant again, saying she "shut down the baby factory".
Dexter weighed a healthy 9lbs 1oz when he was born, one week before his due date, and measured 21.5inches in length.
Lucy posted an update yesterday, when Dexter was six days old, of her 'little jedi', saying he was adjusting to his new routine and thanking everyone for their well wishes and encouraging words.
Congratulations to the whole family on their little miracle.
Seizing on the success of the viral photograph, which has been shared more than 70,000 times, friends have now launched a GoFundMe page trying to raise money for his college fund.

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