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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announces pregnancy news

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announces pregnancy news

Where else would Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announce his wife's pregnancy, but on his Facebook page? 

The king of social media took to his FB account this weekend to confirm he and wife Priscilla are expecting their first child together. 

In the heart-warming and incredibly honest post, Mark also spoke about the couple's previous attempts at trying for a baby, which sadly resulted in three miscarriages over the past two years. 

He 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.

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“In today's open and connected world, discussing these issues doesn't distance us; it brings us together. It creates understanding and tolerance, and it gives us hope.

When we started talking to our friends, we realized how frequently this happened

“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.

“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.

In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up "like" with her hand

“Cilla and our child are both healthy, I'm extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what's coming. In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up "like" with her hand, so I'm already convinced she takes after me.

“We're looking forward to welcoming her into the world and sharing more soon when she's ready to come out and meet everyone!”

Congratulations to Mark and Priscilla - we wish you every happiness with your new bundle of joy!

  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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