Acha Sinaga gave birth to her second child, Jethro Kenaniah Ambarita, on 16 May 2023 in Sydney, Australia. Four months after giving birth, Acha experienced hair loss, Mother.
Recently, Acha shared a photo of her hair falling out on social media. The mother of two seemed to be holding her hair, which had fallen out quite a lot.
“Welcome to postpartum hair loss,” wrote Acha, quoted from Instagram Stories @achasinaga, Thursday (14/9/23).
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Hair loss can indeed occur after a mother gives birth to her little one. Hair loss after giving birth or postpartum hair loss is a normal condition. The cause could be hormonal changes after giving birth.
“This is something normal. This occurs due to a drastic drop in estrogen hormone levels after giving birth,” said Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist, Dr. Yassin Yanuar Mohammad SpOG-KFER, MSc, quoted from his Instagram. HaiBunda has received permission to quote this post.
Yassin explained that hair growth during pregnancy can be accelerated due to the influence of estrogen hormone levels which double. As a result, mothers will feel that their hair becomes thicker during pregnancy.
Now, after the baby is born, estrogen levels will decrease drastically in a short time. Mothers who are breastfeeding will experience large amounts of hair loss.
Will hair loss after giving birth continue?
Hair loss after giving birth is actually nothing to worry about, Mother. This condition is only temporary and will return to normal within a few months.
“There’s no need to worry about hair loss in breastfeeding mothers because in a few months it will come back (get better). Don’t worry,” said Yassin.
Hair loss generally occurs 1 to 6 months after delivery. Well, after 6 to 12 months, hair will grow back to normal.
So is it necessary to undergo treatment if you experience hair loss after giving birth?
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