Extraordinary images seem to show a neonate holding the contraceptive coil of his mum that failed to stop her falling pregnant with him.
Apparently the baby boy can be seen clasping the yellow and black intrauterine system of his mother in his hand at Hai Phong International Hospital in northern Vietnam town of Hai Phong.
Obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong said when the baby was born the system had come off.
When the photo was taken the baby had it held tightly in his hands, it is said.
Dr Phuong told local media: “After delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture.
“I never thought it would receive so much attention.”
The 34-year-old mother of the baby claims that she had inserted the coil two years earlier but that didn’t work because she later discovered that she was pregnant.
Dr Phuong said the device may have moved from its original position, becoming an ineffective form of contraception and allowing the mother to get pregnant.
The baby was healthy when born, weighing 7lbs, and after birth, it’s reported that both mother and child were under observation at the hospital.
According to reports the mother had previously had two other children.
The coil will avoid sperm fertilizing the eggs of a woman and will function either by releasing copper or hormones after being inserted into the uterus of a woman.