Hair loss

Justy - posted on 02/23/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I gave birth on Oct 13th to a beautiful baby boy. everything has been going great, but i have notice that im losing more hair than usual. I have really thick course hair. my husband thinks im exaggerating the amount of hair im losing but it a lot. does anyone have this going on? does anyone no what its caused by? will i go bald? Help!!!

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Amber - posted on 03/02/2009

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I'm so glad I'm not alone. I stopped nursing, ran out of vitamins, & loosing my hair all about the same time, I was feeling like I was falling apart. It still sucks but good to know it's normal.

Melissa - posted on 03/02/2009

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Me too! i gave birth on October 9th. My Ob Gyn said it would be normal around 3 or 4
months after birth to loose hair. I think it has something to do with when we are
pregnant, we hold on to hair and after those hormones return to normal, HA HA, we start to lose that hair that we kept during pregnancy. its so gross, i know. I have no idea when it stop, though I hope soon

Priscilla - posted on 03/02/2009

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the same thing is happening to me right now...and i gave birth on october 1st..honestly, i have no idea what it is...i get freaked out as well but im sure we won't go bald..

Nicole - posted on 03/01/2009

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I've been losing more hair than normal too - very disturbing given my widows peak hair line and that fact that I am very attached to my hair.  Hairdresser comented to me that I was losing my bubby hair - and reassured me not to worry - funny thing was I wasn't worried... but was left wondering if I should of been worried.... *_*

Leonie - posted on 02/28/2009

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Hi there - definately normal! I have very thick hair at the best of times. When my daughter turned 3 months, I had literally handfuls falling out. I believe it has something to do with pregancy hormones...

Ressie - posted on 02/28/2009

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Hi,

I gave birth to my son on October 10th and have had the same problem. I have been going to my stylist every 2 weeks now but no matter how many conditioning treatments i get my brush still seems full. My doctor said that my hormones are going back to normal and while i was pregnant the dead hair that i usually shed monthly did not shed it remained in my head so now its finally coming out, and if you look at the hair strands they will actually have little white roots attached to the hair so you will know that its not breakage. BUT dont worry it will taper off and you will still see as much hair as you had before maybe not as thick as when you were pregnant but i guarantee you wont be bald. Hope this helps!!

Serena - posted on 02/28/2009

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It is normal, but it couldn't hurt to have your thyroid checked.  I chalked my hair loss up to the baby, but it turns out my thyroid was out of wack.  It's a simple blood test - couldn't hurt.

Tegan - posted on 02/25/2009

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I've just noticed mine recently. Its driving me crazy! Its insane. I just said to my fiance this morning that my hair was falling out. He thinks I'm crazy! Its so nice to know I'm not the only one!

Rebecca - posted on 02/24/2009

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Oh I am malting everywhere too! It is crazy but normal. It happened last time for me too and I hate my white bathroom getting covered in hair!

Ct - posted on 02/24/2009

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Hai justy,



well my 2nd baby girl was born on 12th oct. and i have started facing hair fall on the 2nd month after delivery. my hair just falling everywhere..on my pillow, in the shower room and even on my hair brush. ive tried using an anti-hair fall control + conditioner since then. but it doesn't work at all. i never experienced hair loss even during my 1st delivery. this is my 1st time. i 'd talked with my doctor and she said that this is common..plus i am breastfeeding my baby exclusively..so it's all about unstable hormone condition.but after a while.. my hair loss seems reducing than before. like what Christine said, so far now i have to accept my newlook of thinning hair :-)....

Emma - posted on 02/24/2009

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i gave birth to my baby girl on the 7th october and have also noticed that i am loosing alot of hair especially when i have been in the bath i was also worried about this so i spoke to my health visitor and she sead that it is normal to loose alot of hair after giveing birth it something to do with the change of hormones while you are pregnant and after you have your baby apparentl when you are pregnant your hair goes into some sort of resting period that causes moast of the hair folicles to weeken and break then when u give birth it all of a sudden comes out of that reasting period and new hair begins to grow to replace the weekend hairs and the hairs it is replaceing falls out she assured me that i am will not go bald because of the rate that the new hairs are growing and that in most cases it usually stops by the time your baby reaches 1 year old

Christine - posted on 02/23/2009

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It's completely normal...  Put it this way, on average a person loses approx. 100 strands of hair a day.  When you become pregnant, your hair loss is put on hold which for some women is absolutely wonderful because they've never had such thick, healthy, beautiful locks.  Once the baby has arrived, like everything else that goes to hell for a bit, so does your hair.  Unfortunately, nature takes its course and instead of losing just 100 strands a day, your hormones have to make up for lost time, so you're going to lose extra.  So, for now, accept your thinning hair, but know that it's not forever....

Kat - posted on 02/23/2009

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Hi, I think it is perfectly normal & to do with hormones. During pregnancy your normal hair loss should have reduced significantly (mine did). Then a couple months after the birth it has started falling out like crazy. Covering my hands completely in the shower, needing to hoover the bathroom more regularly. It is a very normal & common thing. You won't go bald. If worried ask your doctor.

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