18 weeks pregnant and hair falling out?!

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funnyrubberducky Sun 13-Sep-20 17:17:34

Hi all!

Currently 18 weeks pregnant and thought my hair would stop falling out by now!

I'm not under stress or shock so I'm a bit confused if this is normal for some women?

My hair has always fell out and is very thin.

When do people get these thick luscious locks everyone talks about?

Thanks all smile

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biscuit13 Sun 13-Sep-20 18:44:32

@funnyrubberducky I cant remember when it started but mine came out more than usual in the first half of pregnancy. I would brush my hair and it would be everywhere! Thankfully it stopped ๐Ÿ™‚

33muma Sun 13-Sep-20 19:06:43

@funnyrubberducky I'm 18 weeks and my hair has been falling out for a few weeks now. It's all over the house!!!!
Very common but so annoying!

Butterflykiss00 Sun 13-Sep-20 19:09:32

Pregnancy was the only thing that stopped mine falling out ๐Ÿ˜ฉ unfortunately it isn't sustainable for me to keep having kids ๐Ÿ˜‚

Pinktruffle Mon 14-Sep-20 00:18:22

Mine was ok during the first and most of the second trimester but I'm 29 weeks now and losing loads. Anemia and low Vitmain D can both cause hair loss, I'm waiting for my 28 week bloods to come back in regards to the low iron, but may start taking additional Vitamin D on top of my usual pregnancy multivitamin as I'm not getting out much and my ethnicity is one that often lacks Vitamin D.

LuchaGarcia Mon 14-Sep-20 00:41:51

Hi OP.
Mine was shedding loads until my GP doubled my dose of iron tablets. The bloods done by the midwife were always normal but my GP said those bloods don't measure iron levels, but rather haemoglobin. Turns out although my haemoglobin levels were normal, my iron levels were not sufficient to promote hair growth.

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