hey people!! is any body else having serious hair loss after havin their baby,my hair is coming out in clump's,my forhead is getting more like dracula's every day,ive now stopped brushing and dont wash it very often,it's just too upsetting to see how much come's out..

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Kim - posted on 10/14/2009

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Yes...I noticed a significant difference in the thickness of my hair after my daughter was born. It's normal b/c of the drop in hormones your body is producing. You may even notice your fingernails breaking more often. If it makes you feel any better, start taking pre-natal vitamins again even if you're not pregnant.

Anri - posted on 10/14/2009

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Mine did aswell after having my twins. It has stoped a few months after giving birth. I was very worried aswell. My husband teased me and said I was gonna go bald. Before it got worse, it got better. My twins are now 11 months and my hair is the way it was before.

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yeah, I have had the same issue! My daughter is almost 4 months and my hair is coming out anytime I run my fingers through it. It's driving me crazy!!!

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Leah - posted on 02/18/2009

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Re: thyroid... do you call your general physician for this or your ob/gyn? I lose a lot of hair (still breastfeeding twins at almost 10 months) and I'm still dropping weight. I'm 5'3" and now weigh 115 lbs. What other symptoms of thyroid trouble should I be on the look out for?

Melissa - posted on 02/18/2009

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That happened to me right after I had a baby. That happened like 3 months later, I would have a handful of hair loss. I found out through my doctor and because of what had happened, it was the prenatals pills I was taking throughout my pregnancy. My hair grew and fell out after pregnancy. You can get MultiVitamins or One Day pills to past all of that.

Sam - posted on 02/18/2009

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thanks poeple, ive got an appointment to see the quack to check my t.roid out too,since i first wrote this its got even worse!! so ill see what happens

ta x sam

Melinda - posted on 02/18/2009

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I agree it could be completely normal, however I would talk with your doctor and get your thyriod checked. Hairloss is an early symptom to other problems that you don't want to discredit just because it is a normal hormone change with pregancy.

Heather - posted on 02/18/2009

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Oh YES, i know how you feel!! I didn't experience this untill I stopped nursing at 15 mos. then I was just losing so fast and you could see my scalp, oh it was horriable!! My son is now 32 mo. and I still have some sine hair. I had my throyid checked and it was just fine! It just hormones and the blood vol. from pregnancy. I am now pregnant with my second but not experinceing the nice beautiful hair I did the first time! Eventually it will come back or I hope so!

JoAnna - posted on 02/17/2009

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I would definelty suggest getting your Thyroid checked that is one suggestion the other is you may be lacking in essensial minerals or vitamines as your nutritionalist.



Hope this helps!!!



I have had trouble with my hair coming out and had to get a hair test done and they found extreme levels of Mercury , I have chronic Mercury Posianing.

Amber - posted on 02/17/2009

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Hi Sam



Although highly unpleasant, its part of the wonderful child bearing process!  Hormones are to blame!!  Give it a little time!  In the meantime, if you want a great hair product that is new and out of this world wonderful, I can help you out.  I'm a consultant w/Arbonne International (health and wellness).  We carry baby care products as well--the best--pediatricians are beginning to recommend them they're so good!  I can send you a link if you want to check it out!  Hang in there!



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Tracy - posted on 02/16/2009

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Completly normal! Mine fell out really bad in one spot, on the left side of my head and i walked into a salon to talk to my girl and another one was like, wow, your baby hair is finally coming back, because it was literally standing up since it was to short todo anything with-It finally grew to a managable length! In Bangs!

Patricia - posted on 02/15/2009

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This happened reallly bad with me too...your hormone levels are not balanced right now..but thankfully it will correct itself!  I stayed on my prenatal vitamins for a yr after giving birth and it helped me TREMENDOUSLY!!  Good luck...

Tara - posted on 02/15/2009

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Yeah I am having this too and it is freaky I am constantly losing huge globs of hair and it is getting super annoying if I were to have kept it all I am sure I could have made a ponytail. I hope it ends soon you are not alone

Brandie - posted on 02/14/2009

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I lost hair with all 4 of my kids... kept losing it all through breastfeeding... I had a horrible hairline... felt like dracula... don't know what was up with that. But, it grows back! No worries... maybe try to up your vitamins... omega 3-6-9 is a good one for hair loss.

Brandie - posted on 02/14/2009

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I lost hair with all 4 of my kids... kept losing it all through breastfeeding... I had a horrible hairline... felt like dracula... don't know what was up with that. But, it grows back! No worries... maybe try to up your vitamins... omega 3-6-9 is a good one for hair loss.

Misty - posted on 02/14/2009

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It will continue for a while especially if you are breastfeeding.  Stay on your prenatals and double check with you ob if there is anything else you can do.  It totally freaked my hairdresser out the first time.

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It's the hormones going back to their normal levels most likely.  Like Jessica Soutter, I also had really long hair and when it started coming out in clumps I was FREAKED OUT.  A woman's hair is her crown and mine was sitting on the bottom of the tub, on the floor all through out my house, on the couch...everywhere.  When you're pregnant, your blood volume almost doubles and so your hair basically doesn't fall out at a slow pace like usual.  That's why we get the "glow" and our hair looks so great...well, the hormones help too lol!  Once your blood volume goes back to normal and your hormones too...all that hair you didn't lose during pregnancy falls out.  My son is 16 months old and I am just now getting back to my normal hair loss.  When he was 10 months old, it was still so bad that I ended up chopping my waist length hair off at the shoulders one night in a fit of frustration and hormonal misery lol.  I don't recommend the hair cut unless you really want it....but it will pass in time and there's nothing to worry about.  It's normal. 

Erin - posted on 02/14/2009

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Hey, just the other day at MOPS another mother and I were talking abouthair loss and even though our children are a little over one we were just starting to stop losing our hair. But my hair is longer and healthier then it has ever been

Jessica - posted on 02/14/2009

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hey there .Yes the same thing happened to me, but much worse i had rele long hair n at first it was just little bits of hair until heaps n heaps of my hair came out n then i wa left with like no hair and i saw a doctor n in the end she told me that the best thing was to sahve wats was left of my hair which was hardly any n let ut grow back, i had never died my ahir or anything for it not to be strong n everyone use to comment about how nice my hair was n now it just at shoulder length, but i hope that doesnt happened to u tho take care

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Hey there. I remember huge clumps floating down my back in the shower and then pulling it off of my legs. It's creepy and gross, but it is because of the FAST drop in hormone levels. Once you even out again, your hair will begin to flourish once again. If you have a Natural Food Store and Vitamins, you can ask them for a supplement like silica which will help encourage your hair. Good luck. Joan

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