Newborn baby holds something surprising in his tiny hand
After having two children together, Lucy Hellein and her husband made a decision: the couple from Alabama were done with baby-making. So Lucy had a hormone spiral inserted into her uterus to serve as a contraceptive over several years by releasing hormones similar to the pill. The manufacturer, Mirena, claims that it's 99% effective.
Well, that still leaves 1% ineffective. And one day, four months after having her third round of the contraceptive inserted Lucy got unexpected news at her gynecologist: she was pregnant!
"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," she explained afterward. Her son Dexter Tyler was born by C-section on April 27. And there behind the placenta was the Mirena spiral.
Her Facebook photo of the baby with the contraceptive he defied has already been shared over 70,000 times. "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," explained Lucy. "Although he wasn’t planned, my family and I feel incredibly blessed."
Right after the birth, Lucy underwent a tubal ligation to make sure that her family doesn't get unexpectedly larger a second time. She and the family are overjoyed to have Dexter, but one surprise baby is enough!