Many women grow concerned when they realize that their hair is thinning or falling out at an increased rate after childbirth, but postpartum hair loss is normal.

Postpartum hair loss

Childbirth is a miraculous event. One day, you are carrying a growing life around inside of you, and the next, you have another person to care for. As you bring your baby home and get settled into your new responsibilities, you will start to notice some changes in your body. The first few months after giving birth, your body is trying to regulate your hormone levels, and that can have some unexpected results. For example, many women grow concerned when they realize that their hair is thinning or falling out at an increased rate after childbirth, but postpartum hair loss is normal.

"Lower estrogen levels cause follicles to enter the resting phase, leading hair to fall or thin out."

When carrying your child, the increased levels of estrogen your body is produces keep your hair follicles in the growing stage for a longer time. This is why so many women appear as though they are glowing and have thick, shiny hair during pregnancy. After your baby is born, those estrogen levels dramatically decrease. This will cause many of the follicles to enter the resting phase, a time when old hair falls out to create room for new hair. 

As such, you may notice more of your hair falling out or thinning. This postpartum hair loss is natural and will typically correct itself. However, if you believe your hair loss is not related to your post-birth hormones, you can contact a hair restoration specialist for a consultation. 

Your specialist will examine your scalp and help you determine the best course of action for restoration. To learn more about hair loss and recommended treatments, visit Marotta Hair Restoration today.

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