If you’ve had a baby, you may have gone through postpartum hair loss 2-3 months after having your baby. Although it’s normal, it can be due to many different factors, the most prominent being the drop in estrogen levels after pregnancy and delivery. However it’s important to also check on the following in your blood work postpartum:
Nutrient deficiencies: such as low iron or even low iron stores
Vitamin deficiencies: such as low vitamin D, or low vitamin B 12
Cortisol levels (that is your stress hormone); pregnancy and delivery is a huge stressor on the body (mentally and physically).
Not enough protein or healthy fats in your diet. Afterall, your hair is a protein!
As a busy mom, your main focus is keeping your little kiddo healthy and happy, it can be so easy to lose focus on yourself. Any of the above listed issues if not treated can lead to chronic fatigue/ low energy and sometimes even mood disorders like an increase in anxiety or depression.
My integrative health approach involves correcting any deficiencies, and supporting the body through holistic diet nourishment. I also love working with women on balancing their hormones postpartum; through supplementation, use of herbs, IV (intravenous therapy).! I also love educating patients about clean products to use for their hair care needs (which change post partum)!
If you’re experiencing hair loss, contact Dr. Hasan, Naturopathic Women’s Health Doctor to see how she can best help support your hair care naturally and holistically.