It’s estimated that 90% of mums will have to deal with some type of hair loss after giving birth. This particularly frustrating side effect of pregnancy is referred to as postpartum alopecia or postpartum telogen effluvium.
The good news is that some hair loss post-pregnancy is perfectly normal. Most women report noticing a little extra shedding during hair brushing or shampooing. It’s perfectly natural to wonder why this is happening and to wonder if you should be concerned.