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Old 6th March 2015, 01:48 AM   #1
Diamond Power
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Post Partum and Hair Fall

Hi everyone, The forum might not be a good venue but please allow me.

I have just given birth which made me and my husband very happy. Everything seems to be well until I notice a lot of falling hair strands. My husband has been so supportive ever since and even told me that I am still beautiful despite my thinning hair. So my question is, Is there anyone of you who experienced similar post partum issues and how did you deal with it?

I feel so unpretty and I might consider consulting a specialist for my thinning hair. But, this will be my last option since I do not want to compromise breastfeeding my little girl.
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Old 6th March 2015, 10:34 AM   #2
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Re: Post Partum and Hair Fall

giving birth?
Sandra Johnson
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All new moms experience hair loss, though some lose more than others.

Here's why it happens. During pregnancy, changes in your hormone levels cause your hair to stay in a resting phase for longer, so you lose less hair on a daily basis. (You may have noticed that your hair seemed thicker than usual.)

After you've given birth and your hormones have settled down usually at about 12 weeks after delivery more hair shifts into a shedding phase. You may be alarmed to find hair coming out by the handful.

Normally, you lose about 100 to 125 hairs a day, but after delivery, you may be losing about 500 a day. This can be very disturbing, but try not to worry too much you won't go bald!

There's little you can do about the shedding, other than to be patient. The shedding tends to be most noticeable when you're shampooing or brushing your hair, so you may find that shampooing less frequently or letting your hair dry naturally instead of brushing and blow-drying helps slow the loss.

On the other hand, it's going to fall out at some point, and you might prefer that it happen in private. Regular washing and brushing may help you avoid leaving a trail of shedding hair behind you all day. Try using a thickening shampoo if you feel your locks are getting too thin.

You may notice fine "baby" hair growing along your hairline at the top of your forehead once the shedding phase has ended. Having bangs can do a lot to camouflage this wispy new growth while it's growing out.

Within another six months or so, your hair should be back to its normal pre-pregnancy thickness, but you may find that the texture of your hair is never exactly the same. It may be wavier or straighter or more dry or oily than it was before pregnancy. This is probably due to the hormonal upheaval you've just been through.

If the hair loss doesn't seem to be slowing and you're still losing lots of hair six or so months after delivery, check in with a dermatologist or your healthcare provider. It may be a sign that you're low on iron, which is not entirely uncommon for new moms.
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Old 6th March 2015, 02:01 PM   #3
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Re: Post Partum and Hair Fall

As Raymond says, its normal, and is merely you loosing the hair that you didnt loose when you were pregnant.
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Old 10th March 2015, 07:35 AM   #4
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Re: Post Partum and Hair Fall

Hi, in my own view, it is normal to have falling hair after giving birth although there are some that they lose more than the average and this could be a cause for concern. My point here is, if you think that the thinning of your hair becomes a problem then you may already consult a reliable hair expert with regards to possible treatment.
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Old 12th March 2015, 03:19 AM   #5
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Re: Post Partum and Hair Fall

Wow. Thank you for the time and effort explaining this to me. I truly appreciate it and I feel relieved knowing that everything is normal.Although I made some research as well of how to address this. I found a lot of interesting sites

Although, I feel a little odd about my hair, I realized that this could be something of a less importance. The thing is, I do not want to compromise my baby over the little things that worries me.

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Old 24th June 2015, 04:01 AM   #6
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Re: Post Partum and Hair Fall

[QUOTE=Diamond Power;82063]Hi everyone, The forum might not be a good venue but please allow me.

I have just given birth which made me and my husband very happy. Everything seems to be well until I notice a lot of falling hair strands. My husband has been so supportive ever since and even told me that I am still beautiful despite my thinning hair. So my question is, Is there anyone of you who experienced similar post partum issues and how did you deal with it?

I feel so unpretty and I might consider consulting a specialist for my thinning hair. But, this will be my last option since I do not want to compromise breastfeeding my little girl.[/QUOTE]

This is normal and will be a period of time for about 3-5 months. Hair growth will start again after the time and will be noticable. You and ensure you are eating very healthy and staying hidrated with water etc while will keep your body from losing hair because of lack of nutritiun it gives to the baby.
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