The founder of the world’s biggest social networking website Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has recently announced that he and his wife are expecting their first child.
The Facebook founder and CEO made the announcement after he gave an in-depth post on his website explaining of how he and his wife Priscilla have been trying to start a family. Mr Zuckerberg revealed in a heartbreaking post that the happily married couple have suffered a number of miscarriages in the past. Mr Zuckerberg broke the news to his 33 million “friends” that he and his wife are expecting a baby girl. The founder of the social media giant even claimed that his little girl even gave a thumbs-up which is a trademark symbol of Facebook which indicates a ‘like’ during its last scan. Mr Zuckerberg who couldn’t be happier wrote on his timeline: “Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!.”
However the 31 year old multi-billionaire also revealed the couple had endured the trauma of suffering three heartbreaking miscarriages. Zuckerberg told his followers that he and his wife wanted to share their story to help others who do not feel they can talk to anyone. Mr Zuckerberg wrote:”You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child.” “You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience. “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. “When we started talking to our friends, we realised how frequently this happened, that many people we knew had similar issues and that nearly all had healthy children after all.
Mr Zuckerberg added:”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. “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.”