Abnormal Shedding

by Julie

Health Magazine cover with Jessica Alba

Finally, this magazine if proof that I’m not going crazy, I really am losing large chunks of hair daily. Luckily, it’s normal post-pregnancy.

About half of women will shed hair after childbirth. But that’s only because it was extra full while pregnant. “During pregnancy, high levels of hormones keep hair from falling out,” Dr. Jaliman says. After delivery, your hormones go back to normal levels, and the hair loss that was delayed occurs all at once. A bummer, but a temporary one (Sklar, 96).