A photo of a newborn holding his mother’s IUD moments after his birth has gone viral. Lucy Hellein gave birth to her son, Dexter, on April 27, in Fort Benning, Georgia, just days before his May 4 due date. She placed the IUD — an intrauterine birth control device — in his hand for the photo as a playful jab at the doctors who had assured her it was nearly impossible to get pregnant while fitted with the device, the New York Post reported.
Ms Hellein, who has three other children, believes she got pregnant a few weeks after the contraceptive was placed inside her. Since Ms Hellein had been given a May 4 due date — known worldwide as “Star Wars Day” — she believed it was destiny that Dexter was conceived despite her continued use of birth control. “Even my OB said The Force is Strong with this one,” she said on Instagram, using the hashtag #littlejedi.