A baby at Hai Phong International Hospital in northern Vietnam was born holding his mother’s intrauterine device. In the image taken by obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong, at the hospital observed the image of baby holding the black and yellow intrauterine device at hand. “After delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture,“ Dr. Phuong told local media.
“I never thought it would receive so much attention.” 34-year mother of baby said that she inserted the coil two years before but it did not work because she was pregnant. The mother had given birth to two children earlier and now, the replacement of coil from the original position helped her to conceive the third baby Dr. Phuong added.
An intrauterine device is a T-shaped birth control device used to prevent pregnancy for five to 10 years. The coil which is inserted into the uterus releases copper that stops the sperm from fertilizing a woman’s eggs. The baby was born weighing 7lbs. Baby and mother are healthy and is under observation at the hospital after birth.