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Hair Fall During Pregnancy

Posted By Gyno-Blog

December 6, 2019

A few women may experience hair loss or hair thinning because of stress or stun they face during pregnancy (Telogen Effluvium).

👉🏻 This is due to the hormonal changes that happen which help the development of child inside the womb.

👉🏻 Stress may put the hairs on your head (40 percent or more), into the telogen or “resting” period of the hair life cycle.

What causes hair loss during pregnancy ?

👉🏻  Normally, both men and women lose about 50 to 100 hairs each day. However, during pregnancy, rising estrogen levels slow down common cycle of hair follicle shedding. Therefore, women tend to lose comparatively fewer hairs while pregnant. But this is not the case every time.

Hormonal changes

Hair loss may not occur immediately. Rather, you might be slowly noticing the hair loss in 2-4 months.

Lack of nutrition

Lack of nutritious nourishment frequently brings about hair fall. Absence of iron, proteins, minerals and nutrients etc contributes to this.

Reproductive Causes

Birth control methods or discontinuing birth control pills frequently bring hair fall.

Abortions, stillbirths and miscarriages can cause significant hair fall as well.

Postpartum hair loss

Many of the mommas might notice hair loss a few months after your delivery. This is actually the ‘excessive hair shedding’ due to a drop in your estrogen level.

How to Control Hair Fall During Pregnancy ?

▪  Oil your scalp
▪  Keep away from Heat Styling
▪  Eat a healthy, balanced diet
▪  Skip tight braids and buns
▪  Try Meditation

Hair shedding may peak around four months postpartum .Fortunately, you will regain your normal hair growth within the next 6-9 months probably during your little one’s first birthday!

If your hair loss persists or you notice any other symptoms, get help from your doctor to check if there’s another possible cause for hair loss, like alopecia areata or androgenic alopecia.

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