Because of the hormonal surges during pregnancy, it is not uncommon for women to experience hair loss after delivery. However if you are pregnant and experiencing hair loss, you may have a vitamin or mineral deficiency, you should tell your doctor so that tests can be run to verify.
But in truth, the time that hair loss usually occurs is about 3 months after delivery. The hormonal surge that you experience during pregnancy also prevents you from losing hair. After you deliver your hormones return to normal so you are more susceptible. And change in your estrogen level can trigger a hair loss.
Hormone changes that can cause hair loss
• When you stop taking birth control pills (although a side effect of some birth control pills is hair loss)
• A miscarriage or stillbirth
• An abortion
• If your hormones are unbalanced
But the good news is that during pregnancy the estrogen level in your body increases. Estrogen stimulates hair growth you will probably have healthier, fuller hair while you are pregnant. There are a few things that you can do to ensure that you do have healthier hair and to avoid hair loss during your pregnancy and after you give birth.
Things that you can do to prevent hair loss during pregnancy
• Ask your doctor to check your hormone levels
• Don't wear pigtails, weaves, braids or tight rollers
• Make sure that you use hair products with biotin and silica
• Take vitamins like Vitamin B complex, Biotin, Vitamin E and Zinc
The treatments available to women are far less than those for men, but there are some hair loss treatments.
• Rogaine for women
• Herbal hair treatments
• Restoration surgery to restore your hair
If you do lose your hair after your pregnancy, remember that it is only temporary, talk to your doctor, and make sure that you are eating a healthy diet that contains the appropriate vitamins and minerals that will assist your hair's growth.