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So I lost a lot of hair after my son's birth and more as I continued nursing (he still does once a day.) And now that I'm pg -- the hair loss is even worse. I mean, it looks really bad. Any one else losing their hair?? I thought pg women were supposed to have gloriously glossy thick hair -- yeah right.<br><br>
I'm seriously tempted to shave my head. I think I'd look good. Though my DH and family might lose their cookies if I do.
 

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Go for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
But this advice is coming from someone who does things for shock value. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm so glad you posted this. My hair has been falling out too. I was wondering when the pregnancy hormones were going to kick in and give me the thick hair I had with DS. Is this normal? It made me worry a bit. I don't think I'll shave it, but I fully support you in your shaving!
 

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My hairline always recedes in pregnancy. With the boys I had triangle shaped bald spots by both temples at the hairline AND a quarter sized bald spot in the back. With my little girl I just got the triangle thing in the front. It grew back after each pregnancy. This time I'm getting the triangle thing again and not back spot yet so maybe another girl?? That and the fact I only got morning sickness with the girl, and had it this time too.
 

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My midwife told me that if my hair is falling out while pregnant/nursing then I need more protein. Just thought it would be worth putting out there...
 

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Hm. Well, I'm a vegetarian, so it's quite possible. I just tried to eat some chick peas and gagged. Why can't potato bread or cherry Italian ice be high in protein? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Glad to know I'm not alone, ladies. Though I'm sorry it's happening to some of you too.<br><br>
I think I'm going to look at pics of Demi in her G.I. Jane days and see if I still feel inspired. Wonder if it would freak my toddler out if I did it?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hm. Well, I'm a vegetarian, so it's quite possible. I just tried to eat some chick peas and gagged. Why can't potato bread or cherry Italian ice be high in protein? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Glad to know I'm not alone, ladies. Though I'm sorry it's happening to some of you too.<br><br>
I think I'm going to look at pics of Demi in her G.I. Jane days and see if I still feel inspired. Wonder if it would freak my toddler out if I did it?</div>
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Do you eat dairy? Cottage cheese has a good amount of protein in it.<br><br>
I would shave my head (because I have a mess of thick hair-always) but I don't think it would look right with my face. If you do it you have to post a picture!;P
 

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My hair fell out in college after I returned from a study abroad trip incredibly sick. I was basically malnourished. When my gut started getting better and I could eat and digest normally, it grew back fine. The dermatologist said that it's really common with people who are anorexic and/or malnourished.<br><br>
Hopefully, loading up on protein will help you.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you eat dairy? Cottage cheese has a good amount of protein in it.<br><br>
I would shave my head (because I have a mess of thick hair-always) but I don't think it would look right with my face. If you do it you have to post a picture!;P</div>
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I do eat dairy, but cottage cheese ain't my fave. Hm. It's kind of ok with pineapple in it. Maybe I'll try that!<br><br>
Yes, I would post before/after pics. Now I just have to get up my courage.<br><br>
Swim, that's kind of scary... to think of myself as malnourished. Well, I'm going to load on as much protein as possible. What else can I do besides dairy, eggs, whole grains? Chick peas and lentils are also gag-worthy for me right now.
 

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I've been losing my hair since I was pg with my first, nearly 6 years ago! I used to have VERY thick hair, and now it's about half gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Pregnancy doesn't seem to help me. Right now I'm losing quite a bit every time I wash (which obviously is just the accumulated loss, but that's when I see it) - more than I was before pgcy, I think. For me, I think some of it is just the physical stress of pregnancy on my body. I lost less hair with my first after I cut out all extra activities - no work, school, etc.
 

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I was a veggie for 10 years (now I consider myself an "ecovore" & it's been nice to have the option of chicken & fish while I'm pregnant) so here are some ideas:<br><br>
Morningstar Farms Chik Burgers - yes, they are highly processed and don't look at the ingredient list, but they're pretty yummy and I would think inoffensive if beans are grossing you out. They are like the chicken patties they used to serve in elementary school.<br><br>
Other soy based faux meats might work also<br><br>
Cheese, cheese, cheese - don't have to limit yourself to cottage<br><br>
And good old tofu! Sneak silken tofu into a milkshake, or season firm tofu in soy sauce, BBQ sauce, or storebought asian sauce and broil it for 15 minutes or so on each side, serve w/ rice.<br><br>
Eggs are the only "complete" protein out there so you can't go wrong with those.<br><br>
Also, if all else fails there's ice cream. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yes when I wash my hair I collect the loose strands of hair so they don't clog up the drain.<br><br>
I'm hoping that the hair loss stops soon just like when I was pregnant with DS.<br><br>
Only if that does happen I know that I'll be losing massive amounts again post partum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Good ideas, K! Sometimes I forget about soy. Going to make myself an egg right now.
 

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I lost my hair AFTER I had DS. I am thinking of cutting my hair pretty short sometime soon, so I won't have as much mess. I have longish very thick hair and EVERYTHING was covered in hair for a few months (more than usual with my thick hair and two cats).
 
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