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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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Can hair texture change after having a baby?

Have you suddenly noticed a drastic change in the texture of your hair after having a baby? Or maybe you’re currently pregnant and googling some of the effects of postpartum to be prepared for it? Pregnancy and giving birth changes your body and mood so much and, as much as I hate to break this to you, your hair isn’t immune to those changes.  It’s actually quite common for women to see some type of hair texture change shortly after giving birth.  Why is my hair texture changing after having a baby? When you’re pregnant, your hair is growing healthy and strong because of the ultra-flow of estrogen. You’ll be bragging to all your friends and family how absolutely amazing...

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