- Source:  Jeff Slowek, Trichologist & Licensed Cosmetologist, 2015
In order to best explain the answer to this question, we first have to have a basic understanding
of normal hair loss, cycles of hair growth and exactly what happens to a womans' body as it
pertains to the scalp and hair during pregnancy.

To begin, it is normal to lose up to 70 hairs per day as your hair follicles shrink and regenerate.  
After shedding a hair your follicle goes into a "resting" state called TELOGEN that will last up to
several months.  At any one time around 14% of the total hairs on your head are in the
TELOGEN phase.

Upon becoming pregnant a womans body will interrupt this cycle and any hair that would normally
shed will instead continue to grow until after she gives birth, thus keeping the follicle from entering
a TELOGEN state.  Upon giving birth, any follicles that would have normally shed hair within the
past 5 to 6 months will shed "all at once".  This then explains why diffuse hair loss after childbirth
is completely normal.
I just had a baby and my hair is falling out.  Should I be concerned?
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