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Fast Post Partum facts: Hairloss
[00:00:00] Oh my God, I didn't lose my hair yet. Therefore I'm not gonna lose it. Right? A lot of people will say that to me at the six week visit after they've had their baby. And here's the truth, not everyone loses their hair. Telegen effluvium it's called, which literally means like flood of hair loss in Latin.
Or Greek Latin, but many women do. And here's the truth, it typically starts to happen anywhere from three to six months after you've had the baby, and it can last three to six months. So you might really notice, I mean, droves of hair coming out in the shower and you think you're gonna go bald, but you're not.
You may have some bald patches, you may have very thin hair, and then you'll start to notice those little crazy spikes coming. Later as your hair grows. But it basically has to do with the fact that during pregnancy, all of your hair arrested in the same phase and then after the delivery, it all floods out at the same phase.
So it takes several months for that cycle to kind of reach different levels where some is growing, some is falling out at different levels.