Hair loss becomes a symptom when you’re losing more than the typical amount of hair that people lose every day, between 50 and 100 hairs. It could present as the thinning of hair or in small missing patches of hair.
What causes it?
Hair loss during pregnancy is caused by hormone imbalances and changes, and it’s a temporary condition. Hair loss can also occur after childbirth, but it will grow back. If you’re particularly stressed during pregnancy, that could also contribute to temporary hair loss.
There isn’t anything you can do to prevent hair loss due to hormones, but avoiding stress could, naturally, prevent hair loss due to stress. If your hair doesn’t grow back after you give birth, talk to your healthcare provider about other possible causes and solutions.
- Mayo Clinic Staff. “Hair loss: causes.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic. July 6, 2016. Web.