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Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss

April 27th, 2010 | By: Nancy Ripton
Why you might lose your hair after giving birth.

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Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss

It’s the ultimate “kick me when I’m down” scenario: you’re still recovering from having a baby, your body doesn’t look the same–and now your hair is falling out. Is this some kind of cruel beauty joke for new moms? Here’s what you should know about post-pregnancy hair loss.

When to expect post-pregnancy hair loss

Post-pregnancy hair loss doesn’t happen to everyone, but many women will experience a sudden onset of rapid hair loss two to four months after giving birth. It’s not predictable and experts aren’t sure why it happens to some women and not to others. Also, some women will experience post-pregnancy hair loss with one pregnancy, but not with another.