Hair loss after pregnancy.. Is that normal??

Susie - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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After my second child.. i have been lossing alot of hair.. and i' very worried.. could anyone help ??

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Ashleigh - posted on 09/10/2009

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When i was in hair school we learned an average person loses 100 hairs a day and while you are pregnant you dont lose much at all because of the hormones. so its normal to lose alot of hair after you have the baby.

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Kloek22 - posted on 04/19/2014

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I had long frizzy and almost damaged hair, after I had my son I was constantly losing my hair! I was in tears and so upset! I couldn't take any vitamins since I was breastfeeding so I wanted something natural. I only used the Shielo Volumizing Shampoo 3 times and my hair completely stopped falling! Feels and looks so healthy, shinny and strong! It was so strong that I decided it was ready for some color so I dyed it and it looks awesome! The good thing is the Shielo products are known for also protecting hair color, while not having any harmful chemicals. It will solve all your pregnancy hair problems!

Megan - posted on 09/11/2009

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This happened to me too. My hair did get thicker when i was pregnant and a few friends did warn me. Nothing happened in the first 3/4 months so i thought i had avoided it but when my daugher was about 5 months it started coming out in handfulls... it was a nightmare! It went on for about 6 weeks till it stared to calm down.



My hair line got really thin, but now thankfully it was started to grow back,,, it looks a bit odd but i keep it down for now and hey i'm not bold so i dont really mind!

Melissa - posted on 09/10/2009

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That happened to me, so I switched to a shampoo with tea tree oil in it to thicken it. Now, my new hair is growing in thicker and stronger. So, losing the hair is a good thing in the end!

Kayla - posted on 09/10/2009

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I was losing tons of hair after just having baby #4 and blamed it on hormones,but after having some extra symptoms,high blood pressure and strange episodes the Dr tested me for hyperthyroidism,which it turned out to be!Or it could be hypothyroid problems.

Ashley - posted on 09/09/2009

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go have your thyroid checked... that happened to my mom and it just happen to be her thyroid

Sarah - posted on 09/08/2009

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my daughter is 18months old now and i'm still losing mine!! its not as bad as it used to be but its still worrying. I've had my thyroid checked twice now and not a problem. I'm at a point where (i know it sounds disgusting) i dont like washing my hair and i try to leave it a day or two more as i'm scared of going bald!!

Ashten - posted on 09/06/2009

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well i dont know if its healthy but it is normal. mine fell out for six months after i had my second child. it could be your thyroid though...

Lexann - posted on 09/03/2009

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You normally lose hair each day as old folicles die and are replaced by new ones. When you become pregnant, your body doesn't "waste" those hormones and all that energy & nutrients on hair replacement, and your normal hair loss slows. So, your hair gets "thicker". (Ever notice how pregnant women have really great hair and nails?) Then after 3-6 months (like everything it varies woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy), your body gets back to normal and sheds all that extra hair. That's why it comes out it clumps in the shower, and yes, it is perfectly normal.

Mine started falling out only a couple of months after my first, but I held on to it for almost 6 months after my second child was born. (I kept praying..."let me keep the hair, let me keep the hair.") Nope. It all fell out. Back to normal: bodiless and fine. Oh well.

Erica - posted on 09/02/2009

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Hello,i also experienced a bit of hairloss after my first and second child,i was told it was due the hormonal changes and that there was no reason for concern. It did stop after some time but i did notice that my hair is less strong as before.xx

Kari - posted on 09/01/2009

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Oh, yes! After my second baby I was worried that I might be going bald, I was losing so much hair! My OBGYN said it's a common occurrence that takes place when all the hormone levels drop. It's likely to level off after a couple of months and your hair will return to normal. One of the benefits to pregnancy is full, thick, luxurious hair - too bad it doesn't last after the baby is born. Try taking a good quality multi-vitamin, that will also help.

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hey there, I have had 3 kids and my hair is half the thickness it use to be...Its normal unfortunately, I do know how you feel.....A contributing factor can also be low iron and stress, which go hand in hand after having kids..lol... maybe get a nive short haircut if you hair is long that is what im considering and it may apear ti be thicker...good luck..:-)

Jane - posted on 09/01/2009

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thyroid, vitamin d and iron levels need to be checked. it will grow back in but it takes time. it happened w/me w/both kids. it sucks.

Christa - posted on 09/01/2009

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Have your thyroid checked. That is a symptom of low thyroid....along with headaches, weight gain, vision issues, fatigue. You can blames those on so many other issues that the thyroid often goes undiagnosed for months, maybe years. Check it out!!

Sharon - posted on 09/01/2009

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hi, i lose my hair constantly, i blame it on the kids lol, but it can also happen if your low in iron if your that worried go to a doctor he/she will be able to help :)

Angie - posted on 09/01/2009

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This happened to me too :( It was really scary for me because my hair seemed to fall out in handfuls while showering. My doc said it should stop after 6 months and it did - thankfully! My daughter is 17 months now and my hair is as thick as it used to be...Congrats on the new addition :)

Amanda - posted on 09/01/2009

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Hi, I experienced some hair loss after my daughter was born. It didn't happen immediately but it seemed to be a lot, my doctor told me that it was perfectly normal. She said that it was due to our bodies returning to normal after the excess hormones and that the hair loss wouldn't last long. I believe it talks about it also in the book what to expect when your expecting, if you have that one. If it makes you feel better, I'd say something the next time you see your doctor or give them a call. I think in most cases, it's pretty normal and shouldn't be a cause for concern (it worried me at first too! ). I hope this helped and congratulations to you, take care!! :)

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