Nothing can stop something that is bound to happen, social media users thought as a photo of a newborn clutching his mother’s failed contraceptive device goes viral.
On Facebook, Khoa san 2 – Benh vien da khoa quoc te Hai Phong uploaded photos of the baby boy; which immediately captured the attention of thousands of people online. The pictures show the infant, who was born at the Hai Phong International Hospital in northern Vietnam, holding the yellow and black intrauterine device (IUD) with his eyes closed.
Em bé rất dũng cảm, phá tan phương pháp KHHGĐ của mẹ để gia nhập bằng được ‘’bể khổ’’ cùng nhân loại! 😅Thật tuyệt vời!#san2dkqthp#san2dakhoaquoctehaiphong#embedungcam#vongtranhthai
“One of the strongest people in my whole circle,” commented Thu Huyen.
“So miraculous!” Rung Hoa said. “I hope you stay safe and healthy. Tomorrow, you will surely be a talent for the country.”
While Thanh Vu wrote, “This young man has crossed the barrier of impression! Congratulations!”
According to Yahoo News, obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong said the contraceptive device had come out when the little boy was born.
“After delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture. I never thought it would receive so much attention,” Phuong told the local media.
The young man’s 34-year-old mother had reportedly had the IUD inserted two years earlier but it did not work as she later discovered she was pregnant. Phuong explained that the IUD may have been moved from its original position, which made it an ineffective form of contraception and allowing the mother to become pregnant.
The baby was healthy when born, weighing 3.2kgs and both mother and child were under observation in the hospital after the birth, he assured.
The IUD, which is also known as the coil, is a birth control device that 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.