Only half of all mums can relate to Sophie Cachia's latest pregnancy side-effect.

With only 10 weeks to go in her pregnancy, Sophie Cachia is positively glowing.

But the popular blogger, widely known as The Young Mummy, has revealed her second time ’round is bringing changes she never experienced with her now 2-year-old son Bobby.

The influencer, who has 250,000 followers under her belt, posted a selfie on SnapChat on Thursday afternoon, writing: “Skin pigmentation has kicked in too. Never got this last pregnancy.”

"Never got this last pregnancy." (Image: Snapchat/Sophie Cachia)

Pigmentation - more casually known as "the mask of pregnancy" - is thought to affect approximately half of all expecting mothers. Funnily enough, Sophie shares the symptom with another of our favourite Aussie mums, Zoe Foster Blake, who shared her experience with the pesky condition in July.

"Hyperpigmentation is the biggest bitch in bitch town," Zoe told her Instagram followers at the time. "The worse it gets, the harder it is to shift."

Pregnancy skin aside, last Friday 26-year-old Sophie told Mamamia that son Bobby is definite he's getting a little sister.

"I say to him, 'Is it your little brother or is it your little sister?' and he always says, 'That's my sister!'," Sophie said.

"He rubs my belly and says 'Hello little sister.' I haven't prompted him to do that ... he always says, 'Not my brother, that's my sister!'"


While she and husband Jaryd have kept their promise to not find out the sex of the baby, Sophie admitted she was close to caving.

"It's funny — with Bobby we never wanted to find out, Jaryd and I never even had that discussion. But this time around I think I was a little bit more tempted, but Jaryd was still a definite no," Sophie continued.

"Then we had the 20-week scan and we both nearly caved, but I'm so glad we haven't because I just think that surprise you get on the day; I don't think there's a better feeling in the whole entire world."

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