San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world’s largest social networking site used a Facebook post to announce that Chan is pregnant with a healthy baby daughter. He didn’t say when the baby is due.
Zuckerberg mentioned that the couple had suffered three miscarriages over the last two years. He acknowledged in his post that many people are reluctant to speak publicly about miscarriages. However the couple decided to share the information after hearing from friends who had similar experiences and ultimately were able to have children.
“Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you, as if you’re defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own,” Zuckerberg wrote. “It’s a lonely experience.”
The couple, who got married in 2012, hopes to encourage other parents who may be struggling with difficult pregnancies. “We hope that sharing our experience will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well,” Zuckerberg added.
“Our good news is that our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk of loss is very low and we are very hopeful”, he added.