Is Postpartum Hair Loss Normal?

March 10, 2021 | By Dr. Sangay Bhutia (Hair Transplant Doctor in Delhi, NCR, India)

Post-partum hair loss and shedding is absolutely normal and can continue till 4-6 months generally.

Why it happens?
During pregnancy the hormonal levels changes and there is increase in levels of oestrogen and progesterone. These increased levels cause the hair follicles to remain in growth phase for longer period of time.

After child birth these hormone levels start to decrease to come to pre pregnancy status. This shift of hormones lead the follicles into telogen phase which causes shedding of hairs.

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