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Do prenatals help with postpartum hair loss?

Being a new Mom is a balance of hearing "do this for the baby", "make sure you keep taking this for the well-being of the baby", "don't forget the DHA", along with questioning, "will this affect the baby while breastfeeding?"  Honestly it's a lot to navigate.  Then something happens to you.. something you might not have necessarily been anticipating.  You were prepared for the added weight, the milk coming in, the lack of sleep...but then your hair..on your head.. starts FALLING OUT.  Maybe leaving you with a patchy scalpy reminder of the way pregnancy changes our bodies. So you weren't given a whole lot to go on but Doctor did recommend you keep taking your prenatals after pregnancy.  Let's dive...

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Can I go bald from postpartum hairloss?

If you are here reading this, chances are you are in the midst of it.  The constant hair fall and shedding that covers your bathroom floor.  The glimpses you allow yourself to catch as you walk by a mirror noticing how much thinner your hair looks.  The patchy scalp you try to cover up by changing your hair part, yet agonize over in the privacy of your own room.  The hair strands themself dryer than the summer you splashed in chlorine every day barely conditioning.   You are experiencing intense postpartum hair loss and its scary.  You may be wondering what is going on.  Why is your shedding so intense.  There are many factors to consider so lets layout a few....

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How does collagen prevent postpartum hair loss?

The science of it: Years ago collagen was mainly marketed as the component surrounding the bones and as helping out joints move smoothly.  Further studies showed it had the ability to keep muscles and tendons together and even rebuild cartilage as well as help ease lower back pain.  Collagen and postpartum hair growth: So when did collagen make the jump to the postpartum world? It's now considered a fundamental component triggering hair growth. Collagen contains proline, considered a building block for hair.  It actually is the most abundant protein in humans making up 75% of our dry weight and 30% of our total protein mass. As we get older and start to lose more collagen, and then factor in sun...

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The Best Gifts For A New Mom Written By A Mom

If you've ever searched "the best gifts" for a specific occasion, chances are you've been met with a google listing of paid advertisements and sponsored posts.  As a Mom of two, I've been on the receiving end of gifting when a new baby was on the way.  Now don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for every thought and present showered upon me.  The fact that anyone spends time or money on me always tends to overwhelm me and I'm sincerely appreciative.   That said, these are some of the most used and loved products I've found to be the best as a New Mom, that aren't for the baby but for the Mother.  

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