Mark Zuckerberg, Thank You and Congratulations
We were at the pool and Josh leaned over and said, “Mark Zuckerberg’s wife is pregnant.”
I hummed to let him know I heard, and then he continued. “She’s pregnant after many miscarriages, and he talked about it in the post.”
At the time of writing this, 893,860 had liked the post. There were 23,967 shares. That means a lot of people — almost a million people — read it on Facebook. Additional people read about it through the news outlets.
Which means a lot of people in the world read this:
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.
He explained: “You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience.”
And later, he pointed out that the silence surrounding miscarriage needs to end: “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.”
Thank you, Mr. Zuckerberg, for writing this post. You’re right; we do need to talk about it with each other. And, really, is there a better place to do that than online? Congratulations on your baby; may it be an easy pregnancy and an easy delivery with happy first days.