The last thing Lucy Hellein expected was to discover she was pregnant. She did, after all, have a contraceptive implant.

Ironically, this was the situation the mother-of-two from Alabama found herself in last December, shares Daily Mail.

The contraceptive implant, which is believed to be 99 per cent effective, was found by midwives after she gave birth to her son Dexter Tyler last week.

Ms Hellein, from Alabama, is believed to have conceived just days after it was placed inside her uterus.

At the time, midwives told her that the coil had probably fallen out because it wasn’t showing up on an ultrasound.

But it was later spotted behind her placenta as she underwent a caesarean.

A picture posted on her Facebook page showed Dexter Tyler clutching the device, giving the impression he had been born holding it.

But it has transpired that the image was staged, and the newborn was just posing with the contraceptive.

Since being uploaded on her social media, the photo of Dexter Tyler has amassed more than 71,000 shares.

Ms Hellein told Metro: ‘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.’

‘For those wondering, no I did not push him out, he was a scheduled c-section.

‘My daughter was an emergency c-section, so I had this one scheduled primarily because I didn’t want to risk the possibility of going through another emergency c-section.’

Ms Hellein added that it was actually her third Mirena device, which is a hormonal form of the coil, also known as an IUS, she had been fitted with.

WOW! You really are never 100% safe are you?

Has a contraception ever failed you?

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  • so of course this was a staged picture. the placenta wouldn’t have developed around this device lol


  • Contraception has also failed me – but I love the baby who resulted.


  • Love that his parents are able to roll with ths big surprise.


  • So happy this baby is healthy and wanted.


  • love it, he is meant to be in this world. LOVE how he is clutching the coil as if to stay ‘try and stop me’. What a blessing


  • Not all contraceptives work and these things do occur – beautiful bub.


  • What a wee trooper ! Whether the picture is staged or not, it is a great shot :)


  • It’s fortunate that the baby wasn’t “injured” by it at all. The same thing happened to a relative of mine. Their baby was conceived a few months after it was inserted. A friend of mine got pregnant while using contraceptive IV.


  • An amazing miracle was born,congratulations!


  • I know the picture is staged, but he is still a gorgeous baby, well done to the family and hopefully your next birth control will be a little more reliable lol. What a surprise that would of been!


  • Well duh. Of course it was staged.


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