Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, according to an announcement Zuckerberg posted on Facebook Friday.
In the post, Zuckerberg also revealed that the couple suffered three miscarriages previously but added that the risk of a miscarriage at this stage of Chan's pregnancy was low.
He said they wanted to acknowledge the miscarriages and current pregnancy to help others in similar situations.
"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," the post reads. "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."
Zuckerberg also shared that in an ultrasound, the baby "gave me a thumbs up 'like' with her hand, so I'm already convinced she takes after me."
The post did not say when the baby was due. The couple lives in Palo Alto.