Mark Zuckerberg Opens Up About Wife’s Three Miscarriages – Announces She’s Pregnant
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has announced he and his wife, Priscella Chan are expecting a baby girl. In his announcement Zuckerberg opened up about his and Priscilla’s trouble while trying to conceive a child.
It seems that Priscilla had three miscarriages while trying to conceive their daughter. Zuckerberg explains how lonely it is to go through a miscarriage, since people don’t discuss miscarriages. He thinks its because people think it will reflect upon them personally, as if they are defective.
Having a miscarriage is extremely emotional and devastating and all couples handle it in a different way. Mark is encouraging people to discuss their miscarriages with friends and family, so they don’t go through the difficult struggle alone.
Below you will find a partial piece of the statement Mark made on Facebook.
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.
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.
What do you think about what Mark had to say?