London: Mark Zuckerberg has opened up about the heartbreaking miscarriages suffered by his wife after revealing he is now going to be a dad. The Facebook founder and CEO told his 33 million "friends" that wife Priscilla is expecting a baby girl. He claims his little girl even gave a thumbs-up reminiscent of a Facebook 'like' during the latest scan.
The man who helped the world share information and photos of themselves posted a snap with Priscilla, whose bump is clearly visible. "Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl!" the 31-year-old wrote. But the multi-billionaire also revealed the couple had endured three miscarriages.
Zuckerberg said they wanted to share their story to help others who do not feel they can talk to anyone."You feel so hopeful when you learn you're going to have a child," he wrote."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. "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."