Neha - posted on 02/08/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )




now this is a shout for me not my lill dolly baby is 6 month old now and i started noticing that my hair started falling from when she turned 5 months and its been a month now....its got so bad that i fear that i will bald this normal as i had read that after pregnancy moms do shed extra hair that grow during pregnancy....but this is giving me sleepless nights....has anyone had this problem too? Please advice on what should i do about it.....would a visit to the GP help?



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Cassy - posted on 02/10/2011




I use to be a hair stylist and saw this all the time! The thing we found to work the best is Vitamin B5 and there is also a vitamin called Hair. ((All that's in it is things like Vitamin B5 and stuff that is good for your hair and nails)) A lot of these vitamins are found in prenatal vitamins which is why during pregnancy your hair seems fuller, thicker and grows twice as fast. If you continue to take the prenatal's it could help! Good Luck!

Donna - posted on 02/10/2011




Neha more than likely it is due to your Thyroid not working properly which is very common post pregnancy. To make sure you can have your Dr. check it through blood test.Sometimes it can take up to a yr for the thyroid to start working properly again to help it slightly increase your Iodine intake through iodized salt or kelp supplements found at Healthfood stores.
Hope this helps you

Brooke - posted on 02/08/2011




Thanks for posting Neha! I am having the same problem! My son is 5 months old now and my hair started falling out almost a month ago. It comes out by the handful. I brush it multiple times a day to try and keep up with it. I do hope it goes away soon. I totally feel your pain :)

Marylea - posted on 02/08/2011




I had the opposite problem. My hair started falling out when I was pregnant. I've always had super thick hair and for the first few months of pregnancy it would fall out in clumps. I got my hair cropped really short and kept it short until my daughter was born. Then after my pregnancy was over all my hair grew back and now its as thick as ever. Hormones with do crazy things to you.


User - posted on 02/08/2011




After having each of my kids my hair started to "fall out" as well. I was not aware that this happened after I had my 1st and it freaked me out. After awhile it will slow up and go back to normal. If you take extra daily vitamins it will help slow the hair loss as well. You won't go bald. My youngest is 10mos and I still shed like crazy.

Bonnie - posted on 02/08/2011




It's perfectly normal. You should notice a difference by the time your baby is a year old.

Shilpa - posted on 02/08/2011




Losing hair after the baby is natural. Try oiling your hair at least twice a week ( helps you sleep well too :) ) use a mild shampoo to wash your hair. Jaswand jel is another natural option .

Karen - posted on 02/08/2011




This is quite normal but it seems terrible, especially if you have thin hair to begin with. Your hair didn't fall out much during those 9 months of being pregnant. Now your body is returning back to normal and it is telling all those hairs that needed to fall out during those 9 months to shed now! Ahhh, this is scary but part of the process. Mine was so thin that I had to cut it short and get a completely different style.....but I liked it! Using good botanically based shampoos and conditioners will help. I also know of a thermal fusion hair product that will help stimulate the hair follicles of the shafts that have fallen out. This will help with the regrowth process but it really is part of the birthing experience. Your hair will grow back but it will take a good half year so you need to patient....or get a new style like I did! Let me know if I can help with your products. I use the best and will never return again to store brands.
Karen MacNab
Wellness Consultant

Louise - posted on 02/08/2011




To help this try taking multi vitamins as this could slow the process down a little. If your really worrid then make an appointment at the doctors and have a hormone test to see if they will be able to help you. My thoughts on this is that it will rectify it's self in time but to put your mind at rest speak to your GP.

Stifler's - posted on 02/08/2011




That happened to me around the same time too. I had bald spots at the front of my hair LOL. It'sa hormonal thing - your hair gets thicker during pregnancy and then you lose it (not all your hair you'll still have hair) and then it goes back to normal.

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