Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Wife Are Expecting a Daughter

31 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a Child.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced Friday that they’re expecting a baby girl. We’ve already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people’s lives around the world – Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy,” Zuckerberg wrote in the post on Mark’s Facebook page. “Now we’ll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation.” Chan and Zuckerberg, who met at Harvard and dated for almost a decade before getting married in 2012, also revealed in the post that they had experienced three miscarriages in their attempts to have a child over recent years. “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. It has taken steps to make it easier for young employees to delay having children, and Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg has become a spokesperson for how women – and men – handle their professional and family responsibilities.

Messages of congratulations and support from both men and women immediately poured in, with many sharing their own miscarriage stories and expressing their feelings of not being able to talk about the experience. Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is often both emotionally and physically difficult. When we started talking to our friends, we realized how frequently this happened — that many people we knew had similar issues and that nearly all had healthy children after all. 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. More from WSJ.D: And make sure to visit WSJ.D for all of our news, personal tech coverage, analysis and more, and add our XML feed to your favorite reader.

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