A Mom's Guide to Postpartum Hair Loss

What is postpartum hair loss?

Postpartum hair loss is the hair shedding that happens to new moms after giving birth.

When does postpartum hair loss happen?

While the word postpartum gives some broad direction as to when postpartum hair loss happens (the 4th trimester), for most new moms postpartum hair loss takes place around the 3rd or 4th month postpartum and can last through the 1st year depending on how fast the mother's hair grows back.

Is postpartum hair loss permanent?

In most cases postpartum hair loss is temporary, 

Can it be prevented or stopped?

In both cases, the unfortunate answer is no. Postpartum hair loss cannot be prevented or stopped. There are however ways to accelerate hair growth and to cover up bald spots.