Hair loss after birth, otherwise known as Postpartum hair loss, is a frequent concern of all new mothers. I thought it would be useful for these ladies to describe hair loss after pregnancy as I am regularly asked about it in the clinic also.
The hair loss associated with pregnancy is a totally normal and predictable process of the hair cycle. During the 9 months gestation period, the hair loss dramatically slows and in some cases ceases completely and continuously grows. This is why our hair looks and feels its very best and fullest during pregnancy.
After birth or the cessation of breast feeding where appropriate, the hair loss which is perceived to be of an accelerated amount begins.