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Mark Zuckerberg has announced he will take two months of paternity leave after the birth of his daughter.

The Facebook chief executive made the announcement on his timeline, calling it “a very personal decision”.

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Mark Zuckerberg wrote: “Priscilla and I are starting to get ready for our daughter’s arrival. We’ve been picking out our favorite childhood books and toys. We’ve also been thinking about how we’re going to take time off during the first months of her life. This is a very personal decision, and I’ve decided to take 2 months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives.”

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Facebook allows its US employees to take up to 4 months of paid parental leave – time which can be used at once or throughout the child’s first year.

Mark Zuckerberg, 31, announced in July that he was expecting a baby girl with his wife, Priscilla Chan.

The Facebook founder did not say who would be replacing him at the company.

In his statement, accompanied by a picture of a pushchair and his dog, Mark Zuckerberg said: “Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families.”


Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced via Facebook that they are expecting a baby girl.

Facebook founder wrote on his page: “Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!”

In his post, Mark Zuckerberg, 31, revealed that they had suffered three miscarriages previously, but added that the risk of miscarrying at this stage of the pregnancy was low.

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He said that they had decided to share the experience to help others in a similar situation.

“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.

“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.”

Mark Zuckerberg also referenced the popular “Like” feature on the social network.

“In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up <<like>> with her hand, so I’m already convinced she takes after me,” he wrote.

Mark Zuckerberg did not say when the baby was due.