By Leah Emily Minoza, Sept 12, 2022

Hair loss occurs in 40 percent to 50 percent of all women during pregnancy. Telogen effluvium is quite common and usually develops two to four months after childbirth. According to OB-GYN Kecia Gaither, M.D., from the Bronx, New York, different women experience postpartum hair loss in varying degrees. “Thinning hair or hair loss can be gradual over months or dramatic,” Gaither noted. The condition is mostly caused by the shift in the amount of progesterone and estrogen in the body at the end of pregnancy.

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