Postpartum hair loss is when you experience loss of hair after pregnancy.
This happens to a lot of women after childbirth and is nothing to be worried about as it’s quite normal. It can cause many women anxiety and stress but once you know it’s quite normal then this should help relay any fears that you might have.
Firstly, you should know that it’s a lot more common than people think. It’s believed to be down to the increase in the Oestrogen hormone during pregnancy. Oestrogen is through to prevent hair from falling out as it would naturally and after childbirth we have to allow time for the hormones in the body to return to their normal pre-pregnancy levels. The hair has been resting and then will start to fall out when Oestrogen levels start to drop. This happens quite quickly and all at once so the result can be significant and result in visible hair loss or thinning of the hair.
More often the hair grows back however each person is different.
If you are still worried about the amount of hair that you are losing then always seek medical advice from a professional which should put your mind at ease.