shedding like crazy!

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  1. monets_garden

    monets_garden Mum to Lilly

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    I have noticed myself shedding hair more than I used to shed before I was pregnant! I know that I had a lot of hair b/c of the pregnancy, and its meant to thin a little after LO is born... but this is RIDICULOUS! :wacko:

    I've noticed it all over my shirts, and it gets on baby's face when I hold her, and when I brush/comb, it seems to NEVER stop coming off my head!!! :dohh:

    help! is this normal? when does it end?!?!
     
  2. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    It's normal hun, & it starts at around 4 months after giving birth, it takes some time, then it gets back to normal. xx
     
  3. pachamama

    pachamama Well-Known Member

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    Yep- I lost loads, although I have to say it started pretty much straight away for me - something to do with change of hormones - (I don't think you lose hair at a normal rate when pregnant and then when you have the baby you shed all the ones that you would have shed over the last 9 months!)

    I was really worried about it - but it's fine and i'm not bald!!:haha:

    x
     
  4. alparen

    alparen Mommy to a Princess

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    my iron is low and low iron can cause hair loss and brittle nails. mine is falling out like crazy since i had my c-section 3 weeks ago.
     
  5. AlwaysPraying

    AlwaysPraying Mom of two!

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    Yeah, sadly normal. You loose approx 100 hairs in a normal day. Pregnant women loose next to none. About 4-5 months after birth you'll loose about 600 hairs a day for the next few months. I just read this in a magazine yesterday! I think the body is making up for not loosing any during pregnancy.
     
  6. alparen

    alparen Mommy to a Princess

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    I was the opposite in my pregnancy I was losing my hair and apparently that's normal to. Then my c section and my iron got really low which also causes hair loss... How am I not freakin bald is what i'd like to know ahahaha!
     
  7. monets_garden

    monets_garden Mum to Lilly

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    this sounds like what's going on with me... baby is just over 15 weeks. I must be making up for lost time, lol! :haha:
     
  8. Dani-lou

    Dani-lou 3rd tri - 28 weeks

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    Me too but its seriouslty freaking me out. My son it 4months and I noticed it started happening about 3wks ago. When does it settle?

    F******g hormones!!!!
     

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