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Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan

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Get ready for the Facebook baby!

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire CEO and co-creator of the social network, revealed on Friday in an emotional post that he and his wife, Pricilla Chan, are expecting their first child together after struggling to have a baby since the two wed in 2012.

"Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl!" he said.

"We've been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way," he said. "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."

He said that the two hope that sharing their experience will give other people hope 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," he said. "Cilla and our child are both healthy, I'm extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what's coming."

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, July 31, 2015