Pregnancy includes Post-Partum Alopecia which is post pregnancy diffuse hair loss. Some women don’t notice this happening but it is an actual part of pregnancy. In the 3rd trimester of pregnancy the normal daily hair fall from the hair cycle stops. 3 months after birth, 3 months after the menstrual cycle resumes or 3 months after cessation of breast feeding, the hair that did not fall now falls along with the normal daily hair fall resulting in up to double the normal daily hair fall which ranges from 140 to 360 hairs to be seen as hair loss every day. The hair loss continues for 3 months, it cannot be stopped and many women notice a change to their hair volume and texture at this time and it is believed these hairs should start to re-grow within 9 -12 months.
As a Trichologist with a microscope I am seeing in many cases when the hair re-grows it is not growing back as it should. This can be due to many reasons but most commonly related to:
- Iron deficiency and low iron
- Blood sugar changes
- Fertility treatments
- Deficiency of Essential Nutrients
Combined with limited sleep and if the mother is deficient of Essential Nutrients element, during or after pregnancy it can affect how the hair re-grows. Many women are also having their children close together so as the body is recovering from pregnancy and post-partum alopecia the process begins again in an already nutrient deficient body.
When we talk nutrition it is much more than just the food you eat, it is the nutrients that are or not in the food. And then it must be considered how the body is digesting, absorbing and transporting the nutrients throughout the body and the pH of the body.
Natural Treatments for Hair Loss in Women can be implemented before, during or after pregnancy and to limit the effect of Post Partum Hair Loss and assist in hair re-growth. Book an appointment with Trichologist at Absolique Hair Health Clinic to discuss the best options for you and Natural Treatments for Hair Loss in Women.