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Is it normal to have problems with my hair while I am pregnant?

Is it normal to have problems with my hair while I am pregnant?

Yes : Hormones in pregnancy can have dramatic effects on hair including increasing volume or causing balding patches. Both are normal an usually resolve after pregnancy is completed. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Yes: Alopecia, or hair loss can be a common occurrence in pregnancy. Stress is a common cause of alopecia, and your body is undergoing a type of physical stress. This can also be a sign of a low thyroid state, which can also be common in pregnancy, so you may consider having your provider check a tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free T4 ( i also check reverse t3) to make sure that your thyroid is in balance. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have excesive facial hair during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have excesive facial hair during pregnancy?

Not unusual: The change in hormones during pregnancy can certainly affect facial hair. If you think it is really problematic, mention it to your OB at your next visit, but i would not lose any sleep over this. Just one of many, many changes your body experiences during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is falling hair normal for pregnant woman?

Is falling hair normal for pregnant woman?

Sometimes: Women experience many different symptoms during pregnancy. Although some complain of increasing hair growth, some do have loss. Discuss it with your doctor; you may also consider getting your thyroid tested just to be sure. ...Read more