Nothing is more devastating than losing a child. For parents whose kids died in the Sichuan earthquake last May, China's one child (in some cases two child) policy meant that the moms and dads might not only be without their offspring, but the possibility of having another. Ten thousand families suffered the loss of a child in the natural disaster and to help them deal with the tragedy, the government granted exemptions to their policy. One report said:
Population officials said 5,724 mothers who lost children were given free reproductive services, including counseling, guidance, health exams, sterilization reversals and fertility treatments, Xinhua said.
On Friday, it was announced that 757 of those women are pregnant.