Pregnancy

The Young Mummy shares the less glamorous side of pregnancy

There’s nothing worse than seeing photos of beautiful, glowing pregnant women when you feel like a beached whale that hasn’t slept in a week and can no longer see your toes! No-one knows that more than Sophie Cachia, AKA The Young Mummy.

Sophie Known for her glamour shots (like this one!) and is pretty good at glamming it up. She looks like she leads the perfect life, with her ex-football player husband Jaryd Cachia, their gorgeous son Bobby and her 150k instagram followers.

But she is the first to tell her readers that looks can definitely be deceiving! In a tell-all post she’s shown her followers that she definitely isn’t immune to the realities of pregnancy.

“I feel like I deceived you all. I uploaded a photo of me looking pretty darn glamorous. And although I like that photo of myself, and I did put in effort to go out in the city looking ‘nice’ that day to perk myself up a bit – I feel like a lot of you misinterpreted me as a person. You see, there were a lot.. and I mean ALOT of comments… saying “wow you looking AMAZING” and “how do you look so good?” But the ones that really didn’t sit well with me were the “I wish I could look like you when pregnant ?” NOW LADIEZ LISTEN UP! I’d had a spray tan, one that’s now manky. My hair was curled, it’s now sweat-infested in a knotty bun. I had applied my ‘glam’ makeup look that takes 30mins and I had big sunnies covering half my face. I also SOMEHOW looked thinner, especially than how I feel, but I think it was just the angles and #instahubby worked some magic that day by nailing it with the first pic.”

She says in her Instagram post (below)

“Now whilst I am only 26 and proud of the fact I sometimes make a lot of effort in my presentation, I do things like tan, makeup, hair etc quite regularly… THAT IS NOT ME EVERYDAY!!!! I can ASSURE you that 5/7 days a week, THIS IS ME ?? I’m a 33 week pregnant extremely uncomfortable woman, one with furry teeth, I have a bikini line that I haven’t seen for over a month assumably in desperate need of a good wax and owner to a smell of sweat that I can’t quite figure out where it’s coming from.

This is me in all my swollen-cankles glory. This is me doing my third load of washing wearing a bathers top & undies around the house because who needs clothes inside when you’re pregnant. This is what Jaryd deals with on a daily basis and is somehow still trying to bang me every single day.

Please don’t say ‘I wish I looked like you’ because whilst I should take that as a compliment and I am grateful for your kindness, every person’s body is different, everyone’s pregnancy is different, and the LAST thing I ever want to seem like I am is the person who makes everything look OK all the time.”

Sophie isn’t the only public figure to talk about perception vs reality. Chrissy Teigen, who gave birth to her daughter Luna in April this year,  recently spoke to US Today about how an army of “nutritionists, dietitians, trainers, and nannies” are the secret behind why celebrity mums look so amazing minutes after giving birth.

“Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything. We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape. But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic.” Says Tiegan

It’s certainly refreshing to hear celebrity women speaking up about the realities of pregnancy and parenting.

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Maraya Bell

Maraya is a blogger, entertainment publicist and chocolate addict. When she's not negotiating with terrorists (aka teenagers and a four-year-old) she's watching teen dramas and wishing she was Mrs Hemsworth.