During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect how your hair looks and
Hair loss slows down considerably, and hair
growth can increase. You may notice that your head of hair is thicker and
healthier-looking than usual. But some women find that their hair is more
limp and lifeless during pregnancy.
It is normal during pregnancy
to grow hair on other parts of your body, such as your abdomen, face, or back.
After pregnancy, your hair's growth cycle returns to normal. Hair
that would normally have been shed during the last few months is now ready to
die and be replaced. So don't be surprised if you lose more hair than normal
during the first year after childbirth.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology