lost hair during pregnancy and postpartum

While i was pregnant with twins during the second trimester i was shedding like crazy.


Every day i collected bunches of hair and i really though i was getting bold. No one could tell me why i was loosing hair since during pregnancy it was supposed to get thicker.

Since i lost hair during pregnancy i thought i would avoid this problem postpartum, but it started again.

Don't know what to do and i already see a lot of bold spots.

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Feb 05, 2015
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by: Tracy

Hi

Are you still taking prenatal tablets? It is recommended to continue with them for at least 6 months postpartum.

Blood tests can reveal if you are low in vitamin D, zinc, or iron, which is often responsible for hair loss.

Have you taken blood tests? I would suggest it.

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severe hair loss

by Reena
(UAE)

My baby is 16 months and I am still weaning. But I am very depressed at the amount of hair fall I experience each day.

I have a history of having been treated for polycystic ovaries. I was also diagnosed to have a fibroid at the time of pregnancy.

Please guide me on what needs to be done.
Regards,
Reena

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falling out of hair
by: T

Hi Reena

The falling out of hair is going to seem more than usual, because PCOS causes excessive hair growth.

Any major event such as childbirth, major surgery or excessive stress can cause over 90% of your hair to switch from the growth phase to the shedding phase. your hair growth cycles should normalise about three months after the event. I'm guessing that the weaning process has had this effect on you, or some other stressful event.

This process is called telogen effluvium. It is common to lose bunches of hair on a daily basis with full-blown telogen effluvium. Thankfully, this type of hair loss is usually reversible.

Diet and exercise are very important to maintain the best hormonal balance. Research states that there is no therapy better for women with PCOS than proper diet and exercise. Only after this is in order, should you think of alternative therapy.

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Breast Feeding: Hair Loss and Scalp Pain

by Jessie
(Miami, FL)

Thank you for your answer to the question on Hair Loss. I have a four year old and a four month old, born in Febuary.

With my four year old I lost hair from three months to six months postpartum. I stopped breast feeding at 5 months.

With my second I started hair loss at three months. I am still losing hair, especially in the front. I could give lots of barbie dolls wigs, every time I bathe or brush.

I cut my hair, and am giving it to Locks of Love. But my scalp hurts like crazy. I move my fingers through my hair, and it is sheer pain. I can't remember if I had this bad of scalp pain with my first.

Any comments? Thank you and God Bless. PS. Also, it still hurts to breastfeed. When the milk comes down, and when she sucks on me!!!!

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worried about my hair loss

by MARRY
(SAUDIARABIA)

Well, I don't understand severe loss of hairs, my baby is 4 months old i'm still breastfeeding and my hairs were so beautiful and thick, now i have notice baldness in the front rows over my forehead, plus severe hair loss i didn't have periods after the first periods after birth, now I had them plus I'm anemic as I'm minor thallesimia and I'm so worried about my hair loss.

What to do?

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hair loss due to stopped breastfeeding

by April
(Venice CA USA)

Thanks. I thought my hair loss was due to stopping nursing, but it is comforting to know I was right.

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Hair loss on front of head after pregnancy

by Tanya castillo

Do you lose lots of hair in front of your head? cause that's where I'm losing hair.

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going bald my hair falls out like crazy

by yudith
(bell gardens ca 90201)

I had been breastfeeding for four months already, I feel I'm going bald, my hair falls out like crazy.

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