Anyone else going through this now, or already done it? ****, I lost a TON after I had Hailey and thought it was gross and that I would eventually go bald, and I was sooo done with losing my hair. Now, the attack of hair loss is back and it's driving me batty! I brush my hair and the brush is full after a few run throughs, I take a shower and my hands are covered in loose hair, and just grabbing the back of my hair to de-statify it (it can get really staticy lol), I end up with a handful.
Hormones while pregnant are bad, but hormones after can be just as evil. I can't wait for THIS to pass, I hate it when I see dog/cat fur all over, but now I have my own to contend with, blech!
This happened to me after Clara's pregnancy (4 months post partum) and it has hit AGAIN now three months post partum with Markus!! I never had it with my other babies, my doctor said it's age/hormones. Thankfully it only last a short while and then it grows back in thick again (at least it did with Clara). I hate all the short pieces I have now especially when I have a pony tail, you see short fuzzes everywhere ugh! I definately know what you are feeling, I get the same thing when I shower and brush my hair. If I just run my hand through my hair I pull out clumps.
Im right there with you...Im shedding like crazy and I keep finding them wrapped around Kaylees fingers and toes because she is always grabbing my hair. I have to inspect her feet and hands to make sure nothing is there. Ill be happy when this is over!
Another one shedding like crazy I can't remember when it ended last time but I know it went on for months! I have joked to DH that the weight I'm losing is just a result of all the hair I lose each day
DD1 July 2008 (41w3d)
November 2010 (13 weeks)
DD2 August 2011 (33w5d)
My doc says from months 3-6 post partum it can happen and last for months. If you are greatly concerned, you can talk to your doc about a thyroid check, but they probably won't medicate as this usually resolves itself in a matter of time.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
You guys make me laugh with the 'shedding' comments, makes me feel like some animal now LOL! I think it went on for a couple months last time with Hailey though I can't remember. Ugh, my shirt is full of loose hairs and I'm forever picking it off of me, kinda like I would with dog/cat fur. Blah. Hope for all of us it does't last the months and months it can, I feel like I may end up bald by then! LOL. Joys of postpartum hormones!
Finally! I've been trying to log in here for two days and couldn't!
Yes... lots and lots of hair loss. My hair is so long, it's really gross. Thinking of cutting it shorter again (shoulder length) just to help me deal with the loss. I hate the long hairs in my comb and on my clothing...