How to Prevent Post Partum Hair Loss

In general, it's pretty much impossible to prevent the hair loss associated with having a baby. During pregnancy, the hormones your body is creating greatly limits hair loss, and once those hormones stop your hair has to do some catch up. It may seem like ALL of your hair is falling out, but it's not! The hair loss will return to normal around 8 months post partum, sometimes as long as 12.

Some people feel that continuing to take prenatal vitamins will prevent the hair loss. In my experience, it only delays it

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BethSummerville, South Carolina
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About Beth
Current: Summerville, South Carolina
Birth: September 18
On Moms.com since: Aug 18, 2013
obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.