Hair loss during pregnancy is quite normal and so is hair loss after birth, this is called post-partum hair loss.
Hair loss during and after pregnancy is mainly due to hormones, during pregnancy they change considerably and then again once you’ve had the baby they change again. The most important thing to remember is that pregnancy related hair loss in most cases is just temporary. Your body needs time to recover from the shock or stress that pregnancy can cause.
You may also experience hair thinning due to lack of iron which is commonly known as Anaemia. Anaemia is a condition that develops when you don’t have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to all the corners of your body.
Whilst there is little you can do to fully stop hair loss during pregnancy there are actions you can take to strengthen your hair.
Use your hair dryer on a cooler setting, reduce the amount of time you use heated tools. Ditch putting your hair up into tight ponytails or aggressively brushing your hair. When washing also remember to brush it through first as this will avoid it tangling during the shampoo process.
Diet is key also, make sure that you get plenty of whole foods consisting of lots of fruit, vegetables, healthy meat and eggs and try to limit sugary foods if you can. At the end of the day, a little hair loss is a small price to pay for the bundle of joy that you’ll soon be blessed with.