Surprise! Determined newborn laughs in the face of mum’s contraceptive efforts

newborn baby

This baby was not going to let a little contraception stand in the way of his conception and birth. Nuh-uh! His mum and dad snapped a first photo of their bub – with a fistful of his womb-buddy a Mirena IUD –  to prove it.

Hello baby!

Alabama-based mum Lucy Hellein was onto her third Mirena device when she got an adorable little foetus-shaped surprise. Despite best contraceptive efforts, she’d conceived a baby boy, and when she underwent a c-section delivery a week or so ago her doctor found the IUD tucked neatly behind her placenta!

Lucy announced her little guy’s arrival on social media, complete with Mirena trophy, and the internet thought it was the best thing they’d seen in ages.

Mirena mystery

Lucy explained she’d had this third Mirena fitted in August, but obviously something has gone awry with the usually super-reliable device. Because Dexter!

‘I found out I was pregnant in December and I’ll admit I was scared because of the Mirena,” Lucy told Metro UK. By the time she found out, the pregnancy was quite progressed.

‘I assumed I was only a few weeks along, but the ultrasound confirmed that I was already 18 weeks along. My Mirena was nowhere to be found on ultrasound so my OB assumed that it had fallen out, but I wasn’t convinced,” Lucy said. #MotherKnowsBest

Surprising due date, too!

Not only was baby Dexter’s conception a surprise, his scheduled arrival was a notable date too. #LittleJedi

“Dexter was definitely meant to be. His original due date was May 4th and even the doctor said ‘the force was strong with this one!’ Although he wasn’t planned, my family and I feel incredibly blessed.”

It would seem that Mirena’s fail is this family’s gain and they are obviously thrilled to have little Dexter join their gang.

Congratulations on this determined and beautiful little guy! Welcome Dexter!

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