Thumbs up! Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla expecting a baby girl

The popular social networking site Facebook Inc Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl.

Last Updated: Aug 02, 2015, 17:13 PM IST
Thumbs up! Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla expecting a baby girl
Photo credit: Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook

New Delhi: The popular social networking site Facebook Inc Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl.

The announcement was made by Zuckerberg with a post on his Facebook page on Friday.

In the post, he wrote that they have been trying to have a child and already had three miscarriages.

Zuckerberg did not mention in his post when their daughter is due but said the pregnancy was far enough along that the risk of miscarriage was low.

Founder of the world's largest media network also wrote that they hope sharing their experience will give more people the same hope they felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories.

Zuckerberg, who often uses his Facebook page to make both corporate and personal announcements, opened up about the emotions he and Chan, who is a doctor, have felt while trying to have children. He wrote about the hope they felt upon learning about each pregnancy.

"You start making plans, and then they`re gone. It`s a lonely experience," he posted. "Most people don`t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you. So you struggle on your own."

Zuckerberg noted that Chan, 30, and their child are both healthy and that he would share more as her due date approached.

"In our ultrasound, she even gave a thumbs up `like` with her hand," he wrote, "so I`m already convinced she takes after me."

The couple met at Harvard University as classmates and dated for more than a decade before tying the knot in 2012.

(With inputs from Reuters)