Post Pregnancy Hair Loss
Dara - posted on 05/07/2009
My sister always complained about hair loss after each of her three pregnancies, but I didn't experience it with the first one. I just had the second baby four months ago and it's now falling out. I have patches in both temples, but I'm not too worried about it, because it is hormonal.
Trisha - posted on 05/06/2009
I have the same problem - started around 3mths post baby and still going - I was told of a Supplement called PANTO-3 which i finally found yesterday in a health store. Suppose to help Hair, Nails and Skin - so we will see. Completely fed up finding hair everywhere, especially in my little girls hand and wrapped around her fingers.
Jodi - posted on 05/05/2009
I asked my doctor about it when I went for my check up a couple months after Lucas was born and he said it's normal for about the first 4-5 months, but if it lasts much past five months to talk to your doctor. My doctor said sometimes women have thyroid problems after pregnancy and hair loss is a symptom.
Tee - posted on 05/04/2009
It is crazy...... I have been losing hair like you wouldn't believe. I have never had this issue before. Maybe it is post pregnancy related. I just never knew how to explain it. I thought maybe I was just stressed out but maybe it is the combination of both.
Thank goodness for that I thought it was just me. My husband keeps telling me I'm going bald! Everytime I brush my hair the brush comes away full, my pillow is covered every morning and it probably doesn't help that my daughter loves to pull it :-)
Monica - posted on 05/03/2009
Glad to see I'm not the only one!! I'm glad to see there's hope and this will taper off soon. I know my fiance hates seeing all the hair on the floor, I personall think it's because he doesn't have much, but noticed the hair balls are getting bigger and scarier, so he may have a point..
Emily - posted on 04/27/2009
The same thing has happened to me! I was wondering if it was hormone related. So the big question is... will it ever stop or come back?? My hair used to be soo thick, now its thin and awful looking. I keep threatening to chop it off!
Ariane - posted on 04/26/2009
i was told that when preg you don't lose much hair.when you have bub from around 3 months after, you lose all the hair you should have lost while preg... someone did mention if it was more than 100 strands to get it checked out as could have a thyroid prob that is developed when pregnant.
Michelle - posted on 04/24/2009
Yeah me too!! mine started at 3 months and is still going!
my hair is really fine anyway, but now you can see through it. i used to be a hairdresser and often reassured my clients, now it's me. When you're pregnant the normal growth cycle stops so therefore your hair looks ' thick and healthy" then it starts again. Hair falls out normally everyday as each hair is only on us for three months, but there is always more there so we don't notice it. So now the time is here that the cycle is going back to normal.
BUT it is still freaky, i have been close to tears some days. even knowing the explanation doesn't make you feel any better! ;-)
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