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9Grams posted:
My daughter-in-law had a baby 3 months ago and is now losing handfuls of hair. Would it be a good diagnosis to say that this will pass? Losing hair is part of body changes for women after experiencing child birth.

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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello 9Grams and Welcome -

Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your grandchild!

This resource explains not to be surprised if you loose more hair than normal during the first year after childbirth. This slideshow, Women's Hair Loss , discusses many reasons for hair loss. It states after pregnancy it may take up to two years for hair to return to normal.

For her to connect and see if other new moms are also experiencing this please repost with our Baby's First Year Community.

Take Care,

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