An Idaho woman named Violet Quick (@violet_quick) uploaded a surprising TikTok of her newborn clutching her IUD in his hand. "When all the nurses come in to see baby with his IUD" was written on the clip.
The video was viewed more than 22.8 million times on the platform before it went private. Rudy, her baby boy, apparently emerged from the womb with the T-shaped item in his hands as if it were a trophy.
According to the New York Post, Quick says she married her husband when they were both 19, and the couple did not plan on having kids. She turned to the IUD – also known as an intrauterine device – to avoid pregnancy. The IUD is a small device inserted into the uterus. This form of contraceptive is said to be 99% effective and prevents pregnancies by altering the way sperm cells move, disabling them from fertilizing the egg.
Though the couple tried their best to be careful, Quick became pregnant just over a year into their marriage. The new mom suspected something was off when she felt sick for a couple of weeks. "I was feeling nauseous for about two weeks, and I would just throw up every once in a while,” she said. She took the pregnancy test several times – and they all came back positive.
“They were all positive, and I actually went to the ER, and I was seven weeks pregnant,” the 20-year-old explained. She added, "I would say if you are having any of those signs of pregnancy or if your period is late to take a test. It’s better to know because there is a high risk of having ectopic pregnancies when you have an IUD, but they work for the most part.”
Quick recognized how rare her situation is, saying, "Someone has to be the 0.01 percent, and that’s me and my baby."
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