Dealing With Postpartum Hair Loss

Having a baby is one of the happiest times for most women. Sometimes, though, there can be some challenges that go along with having a baby that have absolutely nothing to do with that precious new life you brought into your family.

Hormonal changes during pregnancy were expected, and probably talked about with your doctor. Postpartum hormones, though, are often overlooked or put on the back burner. When they affect your life with your new little bundle of joy, you may be a little overwhelmed. Along with the hormonal changes, postpartum depression, and lack of sleep that many new parents experience, there can come another challenge- female hair loss.

Hair loss in women is often the result of hormones gone awry. Postpartum hair loss is no exception to this. With millions of women experiencing lost hair, postpartum women have an advantage. For almost all of them, it is only a temporary thing.

Knowing that hormones can take a while to get back to normal might help a little with the ability to deal with hair loss after having a baby. But when the hair loss begins up to six months after the baby is born, you may wonder if it is still considered postpartum hair loss. The answer is yes.

As a matter of fact, it can take longer than a year for your hormones to return to any semblance of normalcy. If you breastfeed your baby, it can take even longer. There are some things you can do to help yourself get through this new problem.

First, don’t panic. Hormone changes and all that goes with them are normal when you have a baby. Accepting the fact that your body is trying to cope with the changes that have taken place, and deciding not to stress over the female hair loss you are experiencing will help you cope with it easier.

Take your prenatal vitamins. They will give you the necessary nutrition that you need. Your hair needs certain vitamins and minerals in order to keep your body healthy, recover from childbirth, help your hormones return to normal, and give your hair follicles the vitamins and minerals they need in order to grow and repair the cells that may be suffering from changing hormones.

Get enough rest. When you lack sleep, you become stressed easier. Stress can cause you to lose more hair. Hair loss in women can be stress induced, or increased by stress, even if the main cause is hormonal. Getting enough sleep will make you able to cope with all the challenges and joys that this new life brings your way, as well as keeping you emotionally sound while you adjust.

Postpartum hair loss is normal, and it is almost always temporary. Taking care of yourself is the best thing you can do to make sure it doesn’t become a permanent part of your life. Losing your hair will end, and your new life with your baby will be even better if you decide to take care of yourself while your hormones get back to normal.

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