Countless women experience miscarriage and Mark Zuckerberg?s wife, Priscilla Chan, wasn?t spared by this dreaded incidence. But the couple finally transcended their obstacle as they have now revealed to be having a baby girl.
?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,? Zuckerberg said in a post.
Zuckerberg?s announcement however is not just for him to brag about having a new baby. Zuckerberg wanted to share his experience in order to encourage more people to be more open about their problems.
?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.?
More than one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, the Miscarriage Association says. According to Tommy?s statistics, over 50,000 pregnancies end in miscarriage every year in the U.K. alone
Zuckerberg said that in this digital age where people have more ways to express themselves, being open about our problems won?t distance us from each other, on the contrary, he thinks it will bring us closer to each other.
?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.?
People Speak On Miscarriage
His announcement has sparked agreement among his over 20 million?followers. It also caused thousands of people who have also felt the agony of keeping their miscarriage problems alone to themselves to speak up, a report said.
The U.K. Daily Mail posted numerous people who spoke up on the issue:
?we too suffered miscarriages early on?.. the pain is so intense and the sense of grief is real. Thank you for letting other couples know that they are not alone?. Praying for a healthy and happy pregnancy for you both!? ? Jennifer Torres Callaghan
?My husband and I tried for years and had all the tests done but a child didn?t happen. The drs. said we probably would never have a child. After about 4 years we found out we were going to have a baby. I was 38 and my husband was 40 when he was born 31 years ago today.? ?Sharon LaGore
?After my miscarriage, I had to take a break from facebook for months. It was too painful to see so many baby pictures and pregnancy updates. There was so much of that and very little bad news. I kept it private. I was heartbroken and depressed and scared that I?d never be able to have the family I always dreamed I would. My husband and I welcomed a beautiful healthy daughter in to the world about 5 months ago. Every time I post a photo of her, I think about my friends and acquaintances who may be struggling the same way I was. I wish it was easier to share experiences like that, but it just felt so bad, I couldn?t do it.? ?Rene Repp Sonnier.