Published On: Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015

Zuckerberg Helps Destigmatize Miscarriage: These Women Share Their Stories Too

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In perhaps the sweetest post Mark Zuckerberg has ever posted on Facebook, he announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby daughter. What makes Zuckerberg’s post so remarkable, however, is that he shares the fact that their pregnancy is actually their fourth — the first three ended in miscarriages.

That Zuckerberg would share such private information is not on its own surprising: he has long shown through his statements and sometimes through his Facebook policy decisions that — for better and for worse — he foresees a future in which little personal privacy exists. Posting this detail is in keeping with his overall belief in “sharing.” Yet it remains remarkable because of what it does:..

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