I looked in the mirror this morning after my shower and thought, “Seriously, how am I NOT bald???” This was after recovering a hairball the size of a mandarin orange out of the shower and then cleaning out my brush FOR THE THIRD TIME after drying my hair. It’s a sad, sad time in a mom’s life. What am I talking about? Postpartum Hair Loss.
It is quite possible that you have never heard of something called “telogen effluvium”, or more commonly, postpartum hair loss. Even if you’ve had a baby before, you might not have heard the term. You may remember feeling like you were going bald a few months after having your babies, but I bet at least 90% of the women reading this article never had their provider warn them about this reality….