Phan Thi Hong Vu looks lovingly at her chubby 7½-month-old baby boy sucking on a pacifier surrounded by all the other babies on Phuc's floor. She shivers at the thought of how close she came to losing him.
''I actually went to the hospital intending to get an abortion, but I was so scared,'' says Vu, who was 3½ months pregnant at the time. ''I decided to go home and think about it. Two weeks later, I met with Phuc.''