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When it comes to announcing a new addition to the family, it’s no longer enough to ring family and friends. This is especially true if you are a celebrity.

Thanks to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, elaborate birth announcements are now in vogue. Once news breaks that a certain A-lister has popped, fans do a virtual race to said celebrity’s social media platforms in the hope of catching a glimpse of the newborn.

Maybe they will catch a flash of a teeny-tiny foot or finger. Even better, a heart-warming family pic! What is the baby’s name? Whose nose does he or she have? Do they have what it takes to follow in their famous parent’s footsteps? Fans hope to get their answers by scrutinising the social media posts.

From Silicon Valley’s Mark Zuckerberg to Singapore’s Joanne Peh, here are how some famous parents announced the arrival of their little loves. Scroll through the photo gallery to find out more!

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