How to prevent hair loss after delivery

Unless you have a nutrient deficiency, I don't think there is a way to prevent hair loss after delivery because your hair goes into a resting phase during pregnancy and once you have your baby your hair goes back into a growing phase and you start to lose your hair. I lost lots of hair with each one of my babies 4-6 months postpartum. The first few I thought for sure I was going bald but I didn't and it's a good thing my hair started out thick because it really thinned out. I still don't think it's as thick as use to be.

Did you lose hair after having a baby?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    05/26/14
    4Ariel LaCoste
    I had bald spots!!!! Right around 4 months postpartum it started falling out.
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    05/26/14
    I had a bald spot too, right above my right temple. I wasn't a fan!
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    05/27/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Oh my! That would not be fun. How did you deal with it? Cover them? See a stylist?
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      05/26/14
      Yup, just like you describe. I don't think there is a way to prevent it, as you explain very well, but a good stylist may be able to hide it if you are self-conscious.
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        05/26/14
        Mine fell out so much! I had really long hair at the time too and it was just everywhere. I finally cut it short to help control the hair clogging the drain.
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        05/27/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I don't know that it happens to everyone. I don't think it happened to my mom and I cannot remember about my sisters.
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