If you are pregnant congratulations, but you may lose your hair. How can this happen and what to do about it are probably some of the questions you are asking yourself. Here is some information on the subject of losing your hair while you are pregnant.
There are a couple of things going on during pregnancy that could affect whether you lose your hair or keep it. In most cases, women do not lose hair during pregnancy, but about three months after pregnancy a lot of women will experience more hair loss than normal. This is because a lot of stress is put on the woman’s body, causing more than the normal amount of hair to go into the resting phase or the telogen phase. This phase lasts about three months before the hair strands fall out.
This condition, in most cases is temporary. After several months, your hair should grow back. If it does not, then you should consult with a doctor.
Most women do not lose their hair during pregnancy because of the large amounts of the female hormone, estrogen, present during this condition. Plus you will be eating a better diet during this time that will improve the condition of your hair. Also during this period, your hair remains in the anagen phase or growing phase.
But if you are losing your hair during pregnancy, it could be because you have a hormone imbalance. In most cases this could be caused by an over-active or under-active thyroid. This may be caused by a hormone imbalance.
The loss of hair during this period could also be caused by a grave deficiency in vitamins or minerals.
This is because the minerals and vitamins that you need are being routed to your baby. You may need to take some additional vitamins on mineral supplements to ensure you are getting the proper amount.
So if you are experiencing hair loss during your 9 months of pregnancy, it is best to consult with your doctor.
To sum up, if you are pregnant you will more than likely not lose your hair during pregnancy. About 40 to 50 per cent of women will lose some hair after giving birth. This should not be of big concern since after several months it will grow back.
But if you are losing your hair during pregnancy, you should consult with a doctor to determine the cause.