M.V. asks from Mooresville, NC on July 24, 2008
Hair Falling Out
Hi everyone ever since I had my daughter 3 months ago I noticed a lot of my hair is falling out. I just wanted to know if this is normal and what I should do about it? thanks
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Thanks to everyone for their advice. I am glad to know that it is normal. I am going to contact my doctor to see what she recommends. thanks again
P.T. answers from Jacksonville on July 25, 2008
Although hair loss and thinning is "common" as we all agree, it could possibly be due to an underactive thyroid problem also....I would suggest just ruling that out with a simple blood test right from the start, if it comes back ok, then it's likely the harmone shifts.
A.K. answers from Lexington on July 25, 2008
It is normal and will begin to subside in a few more months. Mine lasted for about 7-8 months but things are back to normal now. It is aggravating but nothing to be concerned about.
J.A. answers from Memphis on July 25, 2008
It happened to me also right at the 3 month mark. I did find on WebMD that it is normal for that to happen starting at 3 months after giving birth and could last for a few months. My hair stopped falling out around 7 1/2 months.
C.G. answers from Nashville on July 25, 2008
NORMAL. Only seems like it is because during pregnancy you don't lose hair at your normal rate, it all stays in. Then it plays catch up after you have the baby; seems like your entire head of hair is falling out. No worries, it will slow down soon.
M.S. answers from Memphis on July 25, 2008
My name is M. also, but go by Chelle. I have experienced the same thing. The lady that has been doing my hair for years told me to get a Vitamin B Complex supplement and Vitamin E supplement. She also told me to start taking a good multi-vitamin as well.
Hope this helps.
J.H. answers from Lexington on July 25, 2008
as much as it sucks, it is totally normal. there isn't anything i found to do for it, just let it run its course. it's payback for all those months where you didn't shed as much :) i'm sure it wouldn't hurt to continue taking your vitamins, but outside that i can't think of anything that might help it. i was worried i'd be bald by the time mine stopped falling out, and you could see my new "baby bangs" where the new hair started coming back... but it does stop! congratulations on the new baby!
A.R. answers from Knoxville on July 25, 2008
I had the same thing happen to me and yes it is normal. It also happened to me after I had a miscarriage and with the emotional stress it got really bad. I went to a Dermatologist because I was so freaked out he told me to take Biotin. I bought it at walmart. It actually worked and my nails were beautiful. Good luck!!
S.R. answers from Memphis on July 25, 2008
oh yeah. my daughter is 10 mos, and mine just really stopped falling out - at least in big clumps. totally normal.
B.W. answers from Goldsboro on July 25, 2008
M., I think that it is normal for your hair to fall out after having a child. I have 2 boys and the same thing happened with both. I even went to the doctor after my first son was born and tried several different things and nothing helped. I believe it is something that just has to run its course which can take a while. My youngest is 2 and it seems like its just got better over the past 6 months. Plus, if it makes you feel any better I do know several other ladies that have had this same problem after having a child.
Congates on the little one, and best of luck,
L.F. answers from Charlotte on July 25, 2008
I was told by my doctor that while we are pregnant we grow more hair - hense the strong thick shiny beautiful glowing hair of pregnancy. So after birth, we just loose that extra hair that was grown. Your not loosing your hair. Don't worry. I have 2 kids and it happened both times.
A.M. answers from Asheville on July 25, 2008
it is totally normal. don't worry about it. it'll stop soon. congrats on the new baby!