Pregnancy and childbirth wreak havoc on a person’s body. Hormones can cause extreme mood fluctuations, and contribute to pre- or post-natal depression. You might endure vaginal tearing or an episiotomy during birth. Your breasts might fill up with milk, or they might not produce milk at all. Your belly might jiggle more or develop stretch marks, and your ab muscles might disappear entirely. Then, of course, there’s the hair loss. Months after baby is born, you’ll likely experience these emotional stages while going through postpartum hair loss.
Of course, you’ll also be dealing with all the emotions that come with pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum life and the overwhelming responsibility that is taking care of another human being. Add the fact that you won't be sleeping ever again and, well, you're dealing with a lot. Postpartum life is certainly a time filled with a rollercoaster of emotions, and it gets worse when your hair loss is severe. No one wants to lose their hair, and when you’re (probably) already feeling less than dazzling — because what new mom, short of a celebrity, feels shiny and new in spit up-stained sweatpants? — it just makes the whole situation worse.
The goods news is, of course, you're not alone. Many of us have been there and we’re here to let you know that no matter what, you’ll be OK. Follow along and see if this more or less describes what your postpartum hair loss experience has been like as well. #Solidarity