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Why is my hair falling out during early pregnancy?

I'm just over 8 weeks pregnant with my second child, and still nursing my first. However I eat VERY health and I'm taking in 3000+ calories a day plus my vitamins!

Weaning my daughter is NOT an option.

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Asked by hillmom at 4:35 PM on Jun. 22, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • stress can make it fall out. make sure ou take your prenatal, that will help it!

    Answer by RhiannonHunt at 4:40 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • I'd go ahead and give your doctor a call today just to see if there should be any concern. Usually the hormones after delivery cause this.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 4:41 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Hormones.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 4:43 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • It's normal. Mine continued to fall out after birth and is just now growing back (7 mo later) lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • I'd guess a vitamin deficiency. What prenatal vitamin are you taking? Make sure that it's bioavailable- many vitamins are NOT. Also make sure that it meets or exceeds the RDA for each vitamin, as many of them do not.

    I'd take a B complex on top of that. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jarrow's B-Right It's very bioavailable and it's low-odor so you barely smell the B vitamins. It also lowers the risk of what's called "Niacin flush" which can make you feel nauseous. B deficiency can cause hair loss, so I'd definitely give a B vitamin a try. Just run it past your doctor first!

    Answer by Gruntlings at 4:51 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

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