Mommy's Major Hair Loss after 3 months..

Richain - posted on 08/29/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have heard that it is normal for a postpardom mommy to lose some of the hair that grows during pregnancy. My question is how much is normal. I have normally thick hair anyways, but I can clog a drain in one wash and then lose even more when I dry and brush it right after the wash. I am concerned because its ALOT! Help! I am no where near going bald but this much each time has me worried. I even shed hair throughout the day.

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Hillary - posted on 08/31/2009

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My mother in-law is a hair dresser, and she would constantly reassure me after the birth of my twins that hair loss post pregnancy is very normal. It took about 6 months after the birth of my children for it to finally stop falling out. Now I have these really annoying baby hairs that just stick straight up. lol. But yes, it does grow back, and it's very normal.

Erica - posted on 08/31/2009

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Totally normal!! Be thankful you have thick hair. I have very thick hair also. My friend had bald spots all over and had to wear her hair back in a ponytail!!

Teresa - posted on 08/31/2009

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I went through that as well. It freaked me out!! But it does stop. Don't worry, once your body is fully adjusted to the changes it went through, your hair will stop clogging showers!

Jeanne - posted on 08/30/2009

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I am having the same problem! Its all over the place. I started having my hair fall out in the 6th month of my pregnancy but it has gotten worse. But the OB doc said that its totally normal and that now its the hormone thing and the birth control.

Alicia - posted on 08/30/2009

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It is normal to lose what seems like a ton of hair. For most women it is fine. It is hard to gauge what is "too much" when you are not sure. I have a friend who talked to her ob/gyn who then sent her to a dermatologist b/c it was an abnormal amount of hairloss. I can't remember what came of it, but just give your doc a call. They will probably say not to worry but at least give you a time frame for when to expect it to stop. With my friend she just kept losing for months.

Kelli - posted on 08/30/2009

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I have very thick hair and was losing a LOT after my last pregnancy. That was one of several symptoms that could have been postpartum-related (being emotional, sleep problems, skin problems), but it turned out my thyroid was crashing. Pregnancy will often trigger a thyroid problem or make a minor one worse. I would certainly recommend getting checked now, even if you were monitored when you were pregnant.

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For some it's normal and for other women it happened to me and then I found out I had thyroid antibodies. You might want to go in for blood work just to check.

Shekka - posted on 08/29/2009

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my hair start shedding REALLY bad last week..in large amounts and hasnt stopped but im takin u ladies advice i hope it stops lol lucky i have thick hair and its not noticeably yet

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This has happened a few times to be and I have really thick hear also. My Dr said it is your bodies reaction to stress and it usually happens three to six months after the event. It does settle down but does take a fair few months. She suggested to not wash it as much maybe only three days a week. I hope this helps, all the best.

Michelle - posted on 08/29/2009

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That sounds perfectly normal to me. I have a little hair catcher in my shower because I clog up the drain every single time I wash my hair -- and I don't have thick hair! Don't worry, it stops eventually.

Jessica - posted on 08/29/2009

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Hi! I had the same exact problem after I had my son and I was worried, too. I would have handfuls of hair fall out in the shower and throughout the day. You won't lose more than what you grew in during pregnancy. I know it seems scary at times but, it will eventually stop. I think my son was almost a year when it finally slowed down. It is perfectly normal. All women have hair loss after pregnancy but, some may not notice and some do. I hope this helps :o)

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