Mark Zuckerberg on wife's miscarriages: "It's a lonely experience."
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of popular social networking site Facebook, took to his platform today to announce that he and wife Priscilla Chan are pregnant with a baby girl.
In his post, Zuckerberg touched on the three miscarriages the couple had before this so far successful pregnancy.
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.
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.
Zuckerberg added humorously, "In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up "like" with her hand, so I'm already convinced she takes after me."