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Old Jun 1st, 2018, 08:22 AM   1
gigglebox
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Hair loss in early pregnancy?


A quick google search shows this can be a symptom but it's not a typical one...but I am losing hair by the fist fulls!!! This just started about a week ago--I am only 5 weeks. It's comparable to my postpartum hair loss with DS2 (i developed near bald spots around my temples--thank goodness it all grew back!).

Anyway wondering if anyone has/is experiencing this too.

Also wondering if anyone knows how to help it slow down! I haven't experienced this in my other pregnancies.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2018, 09:17 AM   2
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Yep. This happened in my first two pregnancies, and everyone I asked about it looked at me like I was crazy. It stopped by the end of first tri (I think around 9 weeks, actually), and then I barely shed any for the entire rest of the pregnancies. I haven't noticed it as dramatically this time around, but I'm also wearing my hair much shorter these days so it could just be less noticeable.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2018, 10:19 AM   3
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Last pregnancy and this one my hair has been falling out and generally slows shedding during second trimester.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2018, 11:19 AM   4
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Thanks y'all this makes me feel better.
Did you fogure out any way to stop it? I saw a suggestion online to take calcium. Might try it since it can't hurt! Also I've just been taking a mutli vitamin but I'm going to switch to a prenatal.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2018, 11:38 AM   5
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Mine just stopped I assume because of my hormones. I think your hair grows in 6 weeks cycles (I'm not sure but I heard that years ago lol). I've been taking a prenatal too, though, and haven't noticed a change in it yet.



 
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Old Jun 4th, 2018, 11:18 AM   6
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I didn't lose hair in pregnancy but it fell out soooo bad after I had the babies and it freaked me out. I started taking biotin along with continuing to take the prenatals and it helped. I would ask your doctor before taking it during pregnancy though. I know my doctor said it was safe for breastfeeding and most prenatals have it in them so it seems like it would be ok, but it's always better to be safe.



 
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