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Mothers who lost their children in 2008 earthquake pregnant again

2009-05-10 08:30:30 GMT2009-05-10 16:30:30 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Zhao Xiaoqing (L) and another pregnant woman walk between prefab rooms of Mum's Home, a psychological assistance institution in Dujiangyan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 8, 2009. The 37-year old Zhao Xiaoqing lost her son in the May 12 massive earthquake in southwest China, but now she is seven-month pregnant. Her son would be 13 years old if he were alive this year. Like Zhao Xiaoqing, many women carrying kids gathered at Mum's Home to make paper roses for the Mother's Day as gif

Zhao Xiaoqing (R) and another pregnant woman make paper flowers at Mum's Home, a psychological assistance institution in Dujiangyan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 8, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo/Qin Qing/Hao Tongqian)

Zhao Xiaoqing (R) takes a look at the newborn baby after the May 12 earthquake at Mum's Home, a psychological assistance institution in Dujiangyan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 8, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo/Qin Qing/Hao Tongqian)

According to government statistics, there are over 6,000 families that lost their children in the May 12 earthquake and have the intention to raise another one, but the aftershocks, the pain of losing relatives and their ages are major obstacles.

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