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The one thing that helped my postpartum hair loss .. and I tried everything.

This was my fourth pregnancy and I had never experienced anything like the amount of hair I was losing. I called my doctor and she said I was losing hair because I was breastfeeding and it would clear on its own.  I started panicking.  My hair was falling our so bad that I was sweeping the floor in my bathroom daily and vacuuming my bedroom at least once a day as well.  The panic escalated every time I needed to wash or brush my hair.  I cried almost every time I washed it because so much would fall out.  I did everything you read about. I switched shampoos and stopped brushing with a hairbrush and instead used a wide tooth...

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I took postpartum hair vitamins for 3 months and this is what happened

On top of being a tired new mom with bags under my eyes and a lingering pouch on my middle section I suddenly found myself losing hair everywhere from the shower, to my car, to the pediatrician.  Everywhere I went I was leaving trails.  I knew about Telogen Effluvium (postpartum hair loss).  I had every intention of letting it just run its course.    That is, until I looked in the mirror and saw a bald spot forming on my head.  What I did next is what any normal person with a bald spot forming on their head would do... I cried... pulled myself together and asked every random person on social media and the baby tracker app I use...

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Can pregnancy turn my hair gray?

I can still hear my mom telling me when I was about 8 or 9 that I was the reason she had gray hair. Sadly for her, she had no idea what I was capable of at age 16!  Poor mom, I certainly aged her double time after I could drive.   I can still see her glaring into her full length mirror, head down with hands holding the hair on the top of her scalp investigating all her grays so she knew where to cover them up. I literally became this person after having my son. I was a relatively young mom though, and I was conditioned to link gray hair to aging. So does pregnancy actually give you grays, and...

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Will my hair fall out again after I stop breastfeeding?

I chose to breastfeed. I started taking hair vitamins not just my prenatal.  And by about 6 months postpartum it all seemed to level off with new hair growing back in.   I was surprised.. no, make that horrified; when my best mom friend told me she had started losing hair AGAIN after she stopped breastfeeding.  Wait, is this a thing, I wondered?

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