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Mark Zuckerberg's Wife Priscilla Chan is Pregnant!

Mark Zuckerberg's Wife Priscilla Chan is Pregnant!

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan just announced that they are expecting their first child together – a baby girl!

Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” the 31-year-old Facebook co-founder wrote in a post on his social networking site.

Mark included a photo of Priscilla showing off her baby bump with their dog Beast sitting in front of them.

“This will be a new chapter in our lives. We’ve already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people’s lives around the world — Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy. Now we’ll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation,” Mark continued. “We want to share one experience to start. We’ve been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way.”

Click inside to read the rest of Mark Zuckerberg’s open letter about the 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.

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.

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!

Just Jared on Facebook
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Photos: Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook
Posted to: Celebrity Pets, Mark Zuckerberg, Pregnant, Pregnant Celebrities, Priscilla Chan

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  • Ause Ekel

    Congrats to the couple! And very nice speech Mark. I know many women who struggle to get pregnant and it can be very hard. These words can be very helpful to them and many others to come.

  • KBB

    I don’t care for old Zuckerberg. I’m not knocking his hustle but I think FB has created more trouble than it’s worth. The amount of slander that goes on on that site is unparalleled. It ruins reputations which in turn ruins lives but congrats on the coming new addition

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Eesh. His “statement” (why was this necessary???) reeks of elitism, condescension, self-importance, and privilege. Christ, it’s like this guy has no self-awareness at all.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Oh, f*ck off. He’s not on here to read this.

  • Michael Sky

    I lived in sillicone valley and I just don’t get the asian thing. Their not nice people and they scream in my ear lol ive been told im “gifted” but still that dont justify the screaming and everyone in sillicone valley is a self entiteled a-hole with no regard for anyone but themselves.

  • Ause Ekel

    So what? lol I didn’t write for him to read it.

  • Jarlsbane

    Please, let the baby be black! Please, let the baby be black! Please . . .

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