CEO Marissa Mayer welcomes twins amid a host of speculation on how soon she'll return to work.
Congratulations, or should we say, Yahoo! The search engine's CEO Marissa Mayer and her husband Zachary Bogue have welcomed twin girls.
"Zack and I are excited to announce that our identical twin girls were born early this morning. Our whole family is doing great!" the high-powered mama tweeted earlier today.
Upon finding out she was expecting twins, Mayer previously said, "The twins part was quite a surprise, because I have no family history of twins or any other predisposing factors. However, as I've now learned, identical twins occur by random chance in roughly 1 out of approximately every 300 pregnancies. Zack and I have embraced the surprise and are very excited about these new additions to our family."
The couple also have a 3-year-old son named Macallister—when he was born, Mayer famously took just a few weeks off work. The new mom-of-three had indicated she expects to follow a similar plan once the twins arrive. While carrying the girls, she said, "Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in Yahoo's transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago."
If the CEO returns to work in the next few weeks, she can make use of the office nursery she built for herself, among much controversy. Since she doesn't support a work-from-home policy at Yahoo, many have said her child care arrangements are hypocritical.
Obviously, Mayer can afford all the help she desires. And while I don't have twins, I do have three kids, and here's betting she finds mothering twins plus a preschooler to be about as challenging as running a huge corporation, no matter who else pitches in.
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