Proven to be 99% effective if fitted correctly, falling pregnant was the last thing that Lucy Hellein expected to happen to her.
However, the mother from Fort Mitchell, Alabama had the shock of her life when she did in fact discover she was pregnant after being fitted with a Mirena device last August.
And just last week, Lucy gave birth to 9lbs 1oz Dexter Tyler, her newborn baby boy who can be seen clutching onto the device his mother had fitted.
The iconic image was posted on Facebook and has been shared more than 56,000 times since it was uploaded on Friday.
Posting the picture online, she said: ‘Mirena fail! Dexter Tyler, 27 April 2017 @ 0840 (His original due date was May 4th). He is 9lbs 1oz, 21.5in.’
The Mother says: ‘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. Although he wasn’t planned, my family and I feel incredibly blessed.’
After Lucy discovered she was pregnant in December, she initially panicked as there was no sign of the Mirena on the ultrasound so it was assumed it had fallen out.
The Mirena was later found behind Lucy’s placenta after she gave birth via a C-Section.
If the implant is fitted during the first five days of your cycle, you will be immediately protected against becoming pregnant.
However if it is fitted on any other day, you’re not protected against pregnancy for up to a week which may have been the case for Lucy.