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. 

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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."

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