8 doctors weighed in:

Why does my hair feel healthier since getting pregnant?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Vitamins

While some women state their hair and nails look better just from being pregnant its generally thought to be from taking prenatal vitamins.

In brief: Vitamins

While some women state their hair and nails look better just from being pregnant its generally thought to be from taking prenatal vitamins.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Thank
Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hair growth cycles

The hair on your body goes through cycles of growth, rest and falling out.
The hormones of pregnancy affect these cycles and cause your hairs to grow in sync creating the illusion that your hair is healthier. After delivery, many women notice hair falling out and this is caused by the same synchronization but in a different phase.

In brief: Hair growth cycles

The hair on your body goes through cycles of growth, rest and falling out.
The hormones of pregnancy affect these cycles and cause your hairs to grow in sync creating the illusion that your hair is healthier. After delivery, many women notice hair falling out and this is caused by the same synchronization but in a different phase.
Dr. Seth Derman
Dr. Seth Derman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors