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It's a girl for Facebook's Zuckerberg after 3 miscarriages

Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Mark Zuckerberg.

The Facebook founder announced he was expecting his first child — a baby girl — with his wife of three years, Priscilla Chan.

Apparently, their daughter has already adopted some of her father's traits.

He said: 

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

Zuckerberg made the announcement on the social network (of course).

 

Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl!This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, 31 July 2015

 

His post drew more than 335,000 likes within an hour.

In the same post, Zuckerberg revealed it had been a tough journey for the pair, who suffered three miscarriages.

He said:

"You feel so hopeful... 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."

He also said that he hoped sharing their experience will "give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well".

Here are other celebrities who have been open about how they struggled through miscarriages:

Singers Beyonce and Jay Z

Jay Z revealed in a song that  the couple had gone through a miscarriage before their daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born.

He rapped: 

“Last time the miscarriage was so tragic. 

"We was afraid you’d disappear. But nah baby, you magic."

 

Singer-actress-TV presenter Lily Allen

The British pop star has had two miscarriages.

The second one in particular was devastating as the-then 25-year-old lost her son after contracting a viral infection when she was six months pregnant.

She had to go through a still-birth delivery.

Fortunately, Allen has since given birth to a healthy baby girl in 2011. 

Sources: Facebook, New York Times

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