Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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"During pregnancy the increased levels of estrogen in your body freezes hair in the growing (or "resting") phase of the cycle. Hair that would normally fall out stays put, resulting in thicker hair. After you give birth and your estrogen levels decline, however, all that hair that was resting starts to fall out. This usually starts the third or fourth postpartum and ends by six months, says Joanne Stone, MD, an ob-gyn at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and coauthor of Pregnancy for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons). But some women say it can last for a year. This temporary hair loss doesn't mean you're deficient in nutrition or vitamins, says Dr. Stone. It's simply hormonal."




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ExoticMommie says
February 4, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Thanks for this info, I have noticed that my hair has gotten really thick this pregnancy. Thicker than usual pregnancies, Oh how sad it will be when it starts to fall out. But at least I will know it's not my fault.

Anonymous says
March 11, 2009 at 3:08 PM

hey Belle
I love your blog! my son just turned seven months and i noticed that my extra breaking and shedding has just stopped. i also have been doing a healthier hair regimen. thanks for all the great information!

for future pregnancies, is there any way, published, for pregnant women and women post-preggers to reduce the amount of shedding that occurs?

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