Postpartum hair loss: What to expect and why you should not worry

Postpartum hair loss can frustrate many women, but it’s a passing cloud.

Postpartum hair loss can frustrate many women, but it’s a passing cloud

What you need to know:

  • As your hormones settle down, the effects of pregnancy-related hormonal changes on your body will gradually decrease, and your hair will return to normal.

  • Talk to your doctor if you suffer from severe postpartum hair loss or if you have had the symptoms for more than a year.

Many changes occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy and after childbirth. Postpartum hair loss is one of these changes. As with other conditions related to pregnancy, fluctuating hormone levels during pregnancy and after childbirth are usually the triggers of this hair loss.

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