Paloma Faith has confirmed she is pregnant with her second child.

The British singer, 39, announced the news in a heartfelt post on social media.

Taking to Instagram, Paloma wrote: "It is with extreme pleasure I announce I am pregnant

"I am going to be releasing new music at this time and wanted to feel free in my body as it changes before all our eyes.

"I love my job and can't wait for you all to hear my fifth album and I will be out and about playing as much as this crazy time will allow (also a tour next year).

"I am not a skinny progeny person and I am also high risk in the pregnancy so I would like to ask the media not to run after me to get unflattering shots as anxiety is detrimental to me and my baby."

Paloma Faith is pregnant with her second child

Speaking frankly about struggling to conceive, Paloma continued: "This child is so wanted, it's my sixth round of IVF and was a struggle to get here.

"I had a very traumatic first birth an I am also prone to postpartum depression.

"Being a mother is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me but I will swell up and I won't 'glow'.

"I intend to be very real about this with you all.

"To all the other pregnant women out there who are as in love with their babies as me but simultaneously sh***ing themselves, let's do this."

Paloma and partner Leyman Lahcine welcomed their first daughter in December 2016.

Speaking earlier this year on Giovanna Fletcher's Happy Mum Podcast, Paloma opened up about struggling to conceive.

The Voice judge said: "In the past I'd been very fertile and I'd had moments when I was too young to have a baby where I'd chosen not to have it.

The songstress revealed she battled fertility issues before falling pregnant

"And I felt very fertile. And when I met my partner I felt very different with him than I felt with most people."

She continued: "Last year I was trying again and it was strange because once my daughter turned 18 months I suddenly was like, I want another one

"This is the best. Then I had a miscarriage and it's sort of an ongoing thing. It's tense. It's not very sexy.

"I have a scar that isn't healing properly from my caesarian so it's creating a bit of a toxic atmosphere which is also quite hard."