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Hairloss after childbirth ( or is chipmonkey going bald?)

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chipmonkey Fri 29-Aug-08 19:10:49

Had ds4 4 months ago and have noticed my hair falling out over the last week or so. There's always loads on the hairbrush ( when I get time to brush it, that is!grin) and I keep finding individual strands on my clothes. Also, if I pull it back from my face, it does look a bit sparse at the hairline. It will grow back won't it? [worried emoticon] I do remember this happening on the other ds's but I'm not sure if it was quite so much.

3andnomore Fri 29-Aug-08 19:21:10

I had hairloss to varying degree with my 3...and it can be quite bad...but should sort itself out in time....
but why is it in childminder/nanny section????

chipmonkey Fri 29-Aug-08 19:27:19

Sorry was supposed to be in Childbirth!!!grin. Never mind my hair, my brain is obviously going too!

PeppermintPatty Fri 29-Aug-08 19:28:44

I had same - I lost quite a bit of hair when DD was 4/5 months old. I left a trail of hair wherever I went grin
I was most horrified, but my sister had the same and reassured me it was normal.
It has grown back, but I still have a short fringy bit at the front where it hasn't quite caught up with the rest of my hair (DD is 14 months).
I found a getting a haircut helped, I had about 3 inches cut off and it looked thicker and less sparse.

3andnomore Fri 29-Aug-08 19:29:56

lol chipmonkey

WobblyPig Fri 29-Aug-08 19:31:51

It's supposed to because you hold on to more hair when pregnant then you lose the hair that would have fallen out. But also iron deficiency and thyroid problems post-pregnancy can contribute.

thequietone Fri 29-Aug-08 19:33:23

chipmonkey, I sympathise. DS2 is 6 months old now, and I'm still clutching handfuls of hair whenever I come out of the shower. Now got these nasty baby hairs along my front hairline. Had the same the first time round - shouldn't be too long before it slows down though...

PeppermintPatty Fri 29-Aug-08 19:39:38

Ooo wobbly didn't know that iron deficiency could make it worse. I was anaemic whilst/after having DD so maybe this made it worse??

MAybe go and have a blood test chipmonkey, if you are worried...

chipmonkey Fri 29-Aug-08 21:22:14

I may go and have a test. I am tired but that is due to being on MN in the small hours rather than anything else!

MrsTittleMouse Fri 29-Aug-08 21:27:46

It all grows back, but it grows back all fluffy and all the same length, so you end up with a halo effect. hmm My regrowth is just getting to a decent length as I'm getting ready to deliver DD2 and start all over again.

Mummyfor3 Fri 29-Aug-08 21:28:55

Same here. I am now 5 months post natal and ou could stuff pillows with the hair I am losing - not that you would want to grin!!

Same happened with prev 2 DC, so i know it will settle again, but what a mess...! So do not worry, blood test not a bad idea just to be sure.

bristols Fri 29-Aug-08 21:30:29

My hairloss has been quite severe with DS2. Is only just slowing down and he is just over 6 months old. My hairdresser said that it's about 6 months before it starts to slow down so there's time yet! I'm sure you'll be fine smile

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