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Hair loss

(8 Posts)
Starrsmummy Thu 06-Dec-12 08:27:20

Hi all,

Did any of you have quite abit of hair loss after birth? DD is 12 weeks but last week I was in the shower and felt something run down my back. I looked to the floor and it was quite a sizeable hair clump. Since then I have been finding hair everywhere and when I brush it etc the brush gets covered. There aren't any bold patches that I can see but it's definitely ALOT thinner. Without sounding vain, I am totally sh*tting myself.

I'm assured by mother that its fairly normal after birth - did it happen to any of you and when did it stop falling out?


Starrsmummy Thu 06-Dec-12 14:26:00


legalalien Thu 06-Dec-12 14:40:28

There was another thread about this recently. Will see whether I can find it.

MerryMarigold Thu 06-Dec-12 14:42:12

It is quite common to lose a lot of hair. Don't worry unless you do get a bald patch. I'm sure you're keeping an eye on it.

legalalien Thu 06-Dec-12 14:45:40

Couldn't find it but found this one

It's not uncommon. My hair, on the other hand, faded to a strange light orangey brown colour when pregnant ( then went back to dark brown with grey bits)

Pancakeflipper Thu 06-Dec-12 14:46:11

I lost huge amounts. Handfuls. Kept having to unblock the shower. I was very worried but my hairdresser says it's what happens to many post-pregnancy ( as you dont lose your hair much during pregnancy). The hairdresser pointed out to me new growth. I have a full thick mane and I never looked like it was thinning.

Starrsmummy Thu 06-Dec-12 14:54:53

You lot are brilliant. Thank you for your replies and link to the other thread.

It sounds like it is normal so I'm not so panicked anymore. I also lost around half my blood just after birth and had transfusions etc but my iron levels are still low so it all makes sense now! X

sandraw74 Thu 06-Dec-12 15:16:05

Hiya Starsmummy, I had hair loss after giving birth to my little Angel Charlotte who is now 18 months old. My GP recommended a medication called Dianette, are you familiar with that?? I've been taking it over a year and it has done wonders for hair re-growth!!! I cant say enough good things about it and my skin is better too. I'd suggest having a read up on it from where i get mine from :

Good luck smile

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