Doctors were shocked to find baby boy born clutching his mum's contraceptive coil in his hand 4 weeks ago

Doctors were shocked to find baby boy born clutching his mum's contraceptive coil in his hand

Well, that didn't exactly work now, did it?

We have all heard that there is no such thing as 100 percent effective when it comes to contraceptives, no?

And this story might just hammer that fact home for you.

When a healthy baby boy was recently delivered in a hospital in Vietnam, everything seemed just as it should at first glance.

That was until obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong took a closer look.

What did he discover?

The newborn arrived earth-side firmly gripping onto his own mother's yellow and black contraceptive coil – clutched tightly in his little hand.

“After the delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture,” Dr Phuong, from Hai Phong International Hospital in northern Vietnam, explained to Kidspot.

“I never thought it would receive so much attention.”

The newborn baby boy's mum, who has two children from before, explained she had had the coil inserted two years previously, but obviously found it didn't work when she found herself pregnant again.

According to Dr Phuong, the device may have been moved from its original position, becoming an ineffective form of contraception and allowing the mother to become pregnant.

The coil, of course, is designed to stop sperm fertilising a woman's eggs and can work by either releasing copper or hormones after being inserted into a woman's uterus.