Amazing images of a newborn baby holding his mother’s failed contraceptive coil that came out during his birth have emerged online.
Hai Phong International Hospital in the city of Hai Phong in northern Vietnam posted the pictures of the baby with the IUD that was meant to protect her from getting pregnant.
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.
Obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong said the device had come out when the baby was born.
Dr 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 34-year-old mother claims she had the coil inserted two years earlier but it did not work because she later discovered she was pregnant.
Dr Phuong said the device may have been moved from its original position, becoming an ineffective form of contraception and allowing the mother to become pregnant.