Hair loss during pregnancy

Approximately 40 to 50 percent of pregnant women experience more than normal hair loss during one to five months of pregnancy. This is a temporary situation and no need to be alarmed. However, if someone experiences an unusual loss of hair, it may be due to mineral or vitamin deficiency.

During a pregnancy, hormone levels in the body rises causing less loss of hair. However, few months after the delivery one can experience an unusual loss of hair. Hair loss after a delivery peaks between three to four months. This is due to hormones returning back to normal levels after the delivery. Once again this is a temporary occurrence and the situation will get back to normal within six to twelve months.

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Hair loss in women can also be caused by an abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, discontinuation of birth control pills or any other type of hormone therapy to prevent a pregnancy and a hormonal imbalance in the body.

Pregnancy also has a positive impact on your hair. During a pregnancy, estrogen hormone levels increase causing hair to shine and create a fuller effect.

If you are concerned about the hair loss during the early stages of your pregnancy, consult your medical expert for advice.