A MUM was left shocked after finding out she was pregnant while on birth control.
But doctors and nurses had a laugh when her new baby boy came out gripping his mum’s intrauterine device (IUD).
Young mum Violet welcomed baby Rudy last week[/caption]
The youngster can be seen gripping his mum’s IUD[/caption]
When 20-year-old American Violet Quick found out she was expecting nine months after she had her IUD inserted, she was dumbfounded.
Idaho-based Violet and her husband welcomed their healthy baby boy Rudy a week ago when she decided to post the photo on TikTok.
The photo shows new-born baby Rudy gripping his mum’s IUD – the very device which was supposed to prevent his conception.
Violet said: “‘I had my Skyla IUD for nine months before I got pregnant and the reason that I decided to take a test was because I was feeling nauseous for about two weeks and I would just throw up every once in a while.
“I didn’t know what was going on and so I took a test and it was positive right away.”
Violet had been married for less than a year to her husband John Francis when they got the news.
The newlywed quickly took six additional pregnancy tests to see if she was pregnant, until doctors confirmed it in hospital.
Violet has advice for others: “I would say if you are having any of those signs of pregnancy or if your period is late to take a test.
“IUDs work for the most part, someone has to be the .01 per cent and that’s me and my baby.”
According to Healthline, if you fall pregnant with an IUD inserted, ectopic pregnancy is highly likely.
Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a baby begins developing outside of your uterus, or in your fallopian tubes.
According to the International Journal of Women’s Health, five out 10,000 with a copper IUD each year will fall pregnant.
In comparison, only an estimated two out of 10,000 women with a hormonal IUD will be end up pregnant.
IUDs are the most effective female birth control on the market, with a 99 per cent success rate in preventing pregnancies.
But if the IUD slips out of place, the risk of pregnancy increases drastically.
If you are unable to feel your IUD strings, contact your doctor to schedule an ultrasound exam.
A mum in Vietnam also got a surprise when her bundle of joy came out clutching her IUD.
Obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong said the device had come out when the baby was born.
The infant had it held firmly in his hands when the picture was taken, it is claimed.
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 mum is lucky to have had an uncomplicated pregnancy[/caption]
The young family are happy to have a new healthy addition[/caption]
Her pregnancy was considered high risk due to the IUD involved[/caption]