There is no need to panic if you have been experiencing excessive hair shedding after having your baby.
Below are a few things that new mothers need to know about postpartum hair loss.
What leads to postpartum or post-pregnancy hair fall?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “New moms usually observe significant hair loss a few months after having a baby. This is normal. Falling estrogen levels could be causing the excessive shedding.”
Dr. Rashmi Shetty tells us a few reasons you may be experiencing postpartum hair fall.
- A drop in hormones post- pregnancy
- Neglected nutritional needs
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Reduction in blood circulation
- Lifestyle habits
One such lifestyle habit prevalent in India is the tradition of hot showers for new mums. Dr Shetty advises against doing it.
[Watch Dr. Rashmi Shetty explaining the causes of postpartum hair loss]
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If the excessive hair shedding bothers you, below are a few practical yet simple tips from board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Rashmi Shetty, that can help.