Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg to Take 2 Months of Paternity Leave

"We're excited to start this next stage in our lives," Zuckerberg wrote.

"This is a very personal decision, and I've decided to take 2 months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives," he said in the post. "Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families."

He said: "At Facebook we offer our US employees up to 4 months of paid maternity or paternity leave which they can take throughout the year."

Zuckerberg announced in July that his wife, Priscilla, was expecting a baby girl, following three miscarriages.

Zuckerberg added in Friday's post, "Every day things are getting a little more real for us, and we're excited to start this next stage in our lives."

Facebook isn't the only company to offer paternity leave.