Baby Photographed Holding Mum’s Failed Contraception Implant
A newborn baby was captured in a photograph, holding his mum’s contraception coil which failed to prevent her from getting pregnant with him.
Thirty-two year old Paula dos Santos Escudero Alvarez, gave birth to Bernardo on July 4, 2021, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
The mum had been using birth control, called an intrauterine device (IUD), for three years. However, she still fell pregnant, which is extremely rare, as the device tends to work for between five and ten years.
Bernardo was born healthy at 32 weeks, weighing just over 3kg (7lbs).
Surprisingly, the woman’s first child, Gabriel, was also born when she was on the pill.