If you don’t want to get pregnant, there are a variety of different methods to use. Everything from birth control pills and condoms to IUD coils. Most contraceptives are very effective, but there is always a small, small chance that you will still get pregnant.
One person who received a very unexpected surprise was Lucy Hellein and her husband, from Alabama.
The couple already had two children, and after the second child, Lucy chose to get an IUD.
According to the manufacturer, Mirena, their IUD provides 99 percent protection.
But when Lucy visited her gynecologist one day she got some surprising news. She was pregnant with her third child!
She firmly believed that she could only be a few weeks pregnant at most, but when an ultrasound was performed, the midwife confirmed that she was already 18 weeks pregnant.
The IUD didn’t seem to be anywhere, and the doctors thought it had simply fallen out without Lucy having noticed it. But Lucy suspected that the doctors were wrong, she did not think it would have gone unnoticed by her. And she would soon be proved right!
On April 27, Dexter Tyler, a healthy and strong baby boy, was born via C-section. But it wasn’t just Dexter that the doctors found in Lucy’s belly. Behind her womb was the IUD that should have protected Lucy from a possible pregnancy.
“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,'” the mom tells Metro.
According to medical professionals, an IUD that is inserted correctly protects against unwanted pregnancy because it makes ovaries and sperm malfunctional, but for some reason it didn’t work in Lucy’s case.
In this unbelievable picture you can see newborn Dexter holding the IUD.
Share this story if you also think Dexter is a real miracle. Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you planned, but it can still be wonderful!