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After Birth Hair Loss

A woman's body has a remarkable job of giving birth. During the time of pregnancy, her hormones are changing and shifting to create a baby. Hair loss that's connected to pregnancy occurs typically after delivery. Excessive hair shedding happens one to five months after birth. This type of shedding is called telogen effluvium. On average, it affects 40 to 50% of women, and it's temporary.


Pregnant women generally are prescribed vitamins after their physical exam. The exam entails blood tests that help doctors understand the mother's vitamin and mineral needs. Non-pregnant women would benefit from a blood test too. The test is the only way to understand what your needs are. Taking to much of something you don't need can cause more harm than good, and vitamins are no different.

Fruits and vegetables are another way you can pack in your vitamins and minerals. If the body is healthy, it's less likely to pull from the hair. Eating the rainbow, which is eating different colored fresh foods, will help your health. After birth hair loss may happen because of the hormone changes, but it may be lessened with a high packed nutrient diet.

Here is a few example you may wan tot try:


Apricots: Contains vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, iron, potassium, beta carotene, phosphorus, and silicon.

Oranges: Excellent source of folate, vitamin C, and water.

Mangoes: Rich in vitamins A and C.

Pears provide fiber, potassium, folate.

Pomegranates have vitamin K, calcium, folate, iron, protein, and fiber.

Bananas contain high levels of vitamin C, Potassium, vitamin B-6, and fiber.

Avocados are an excellent source of vitamins C, E, and K, fiber, B vitamins, potassium, and copper.

Berries are a good source of vitamin C, healthy carbohydrates, antioxidants, and fiber.

Apples have vitamins A and C, Fiber, and potassium.


Did you see your favorite food? If not, look it up to see its benefit for your overall health. The fewer process foods you eat, the better you will be. Remember, it's always best to consult with your doctor about your concerns. It's the only way to ensure you are receiving the answers that pertain to you.


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Compiled using information from the following sources:

https://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/hair-loss-during-pregnancy/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322757#the-best-fruits-to-eat-during-pregnancy



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