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reine Posts: 1771
Honest to god, if much more of my hair falls out, I'll be bald!! Now, I thought we were supposed to get lovely lustrous locks during pregnancy and the hair loss would happen afterwards. Mine is falling out in clumps!! Has this happened to anyone else? I presume there's nothing I can do?
Flower Girl Posts: 1645
Might be worth getting your iron checked if it hasn't been done recently - iron deficiency can cause hair loss.
suitcase of hopes and dreams Posts: 2932
Reine this happened me terrible when PG, was awful had clumps on my pillow every morning. Turned out my iron was v low, deffo worth getting checked
reine Posts: 1771
Oh really? Didn't know that about the iron! I know they told me that my levels were fine at 12 weeks, but that was ages ago now. They must have dropped. Will get them checked again. Thanks.
MrsAC Posts: 1190
Mine fell out in the first few months then stopped thankfully
BusyDee Posts: 8527
Mine never fell out during pregnancy but did after, can't remember it being this bad after having dd but now after ds it's falling out in clumps and when I brush my hair one stroke and the brush is full with hair! I only had my iron levels checked on tuesday and it's really good so it's not that, I think I read somewhere that it's hormonal? Good job I have really, really thick hair!!
sapphire02 Posts: 121
Reine - mine is falling out too in lumps. I could sweep up the bathroom floor about 5 times a day. I was so looking forward to luscious locks too during pg as everybody told me it stops falling out - defo not the case with me... My iron was checked only 3 weeks ago and levels were good, I will ask my Dr next week too. Let me know if your Dr finds anything or makes any suggestions...
reine Posts: 1771
It's terrible, isn't it? I'm worried I'll be left with no hair! My next appt is in 2 weeks, so I'm going to ask then. It's really odd though. I think we're definitely the exception to the rule!