Hi everyone! I am 7 weeks pregnant and for the past 2 weeks I am losing TONS of hair daily. I know the normal is 100 hairs but I am losing about 400-500 a day! Yes...I actually did count it! It is so scary. I had my levels tested and everything is normal so I believe it is hormonal. It is coming out in clumps when I wash it and my shower drain is filled each shower. I now try to wash it only 4 times a week but even the days I dont wash it, it just comes out. I am scared i am going to go bald. Anyone else have this problem? I try not to stress about it but when it comes out in clumps I start to cry because of it. Can anyone help? Will it stop?
HELP! I am losing so much hair!
I've been feeling like I'm losing more than usual too, and I'm also 7 weeks.
Sucks, since typically pregnancy means losing LESS hair until after giving birth. I wasn't worried, but then your post had me asking "Dr. Google" and I found this: http://www.surviving-hairloss.com/Hair_Loss_During_Pregnancy.html
Maybe we need to improve our diets? I haven't been counting the hairs, so I'll have to try to do that and see if, for me, it's just a perception thing. If it's truly more than the normal amount, I guess I'll ask my midwife when I have my first appt.
I'm of the opinion though, that if you have concerns, you should call your doc/midwife. Maybe it's nothing, but, as someone told me with my first baby, *KNOWING* that it's nothing and having that peace of mind is definitely worth a quick call. :)