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Old 07-30-2007, 03:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am starting to experience quite a bit of hair loss in the last week. My birth experience was pretty tough, so I am wondering if it is stress-related? Has anyone else been losing their hair lately? If so, what are you doing to combat it?

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any other symptoms you are noticing?
AFAIK some hair loss is normal postpartum, but for me, after my experience with bith my dds I would rule out postpartum thyroiditis before anything else

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Yeah, some hair loss is normal, but excessive hair loss can be related to loosing a lot of blood during the delivery.
I think Sheehans syndrome is what that's called. It's from the pituitary dying a little from lack of blood in the PP period. There are a host of other symptoms--fatigue. . .
I can't really remember all of it.

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any other symptoms you are noticing?
No, not really...while my birth experience was stressful (two days of labor, hospital transfer, etc), I didn't lose a lot of blood. I can't think of any other symptoms I'm having--mostly I am tired and anxious due to lack of sleep! DS wakes up A LOT at night, so I am pretty sleep-deprived. I am eating well and exercising, still taking my prenatals...
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