Every parent knows how stubborn babies can be when it comes to eating, napping on schedule and the ill-fated timing of those, err blowouts.
But baby Dexter, born last month in Georgia, gave new meaning to the term, launching an all-out assault on his mother’s birth control. Have a look at the little guy holding his mother’s IUD seconds after being born.
First, the simple fact that he was conceived despite his mother having an Intra-uterine device implant defied most odds. Then, the picture of him clutching the device in his fist afterward as a trophy went viral, as some kind of warning to all non-expectant mothers!
Baby Dexter Tyler was born on April 27th at the very healthy weight of 9 pounds 1 ounce. Doctors had told his mother Lucy Hellein that it would be “nearly impossible” for her to get pregnant while using the Mirena IUD.
After giving birth, Hellein placed the Mirena in Dexter’s hand for a quick pic, and a playful joke aimed at her doctor, with the hashtags #mirenababy, #mirenafail, #littlejedi and #blessing.
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Last week, the FDA announced recalls for seven food products and two prescription medications due to problems ranging from mislabeling to the presence of bacterial contamination and glass particles
Last year, Stryker-owned Howmedica Osteonics Corp. recalled more than 40,000 of its popular hip replacement implants from the market due to defects in the LFit femoral head that can cause devices to fail, break, or shed metal debris in patients.
However, this is only the latest in a string of recalls by the company of their hip devices for similar problems, and they have already paid more than $1 billion in compensation to those injured.
The shocking reports out last month linking breast implants to a rare form of cancer caught many of us by surprise. After all, with nearly 300,000 women undergoing breast augmentation each year, most of us know someone who’s had an implant procedure.
Anytime a risk of cancer is involved, it should get our full attention. But, as we dig deeper into this latest health alert, we find it isn’t necessarily new and may not pose as great a risk as has been portrayed by the headlines. And, those injured may have legal options.