Although it is usually perceived as a male specific problem, hair loss is a very commonly experienced problem by women as well. There are multiple reasons for hair loss in female such as genetics, hormonal changes, certain medications, stress or pregnancy; pregnancy is one of the most common reasons for hair loss in female.

Hair loss and pregnancy

   Hair loss condition in pregnancy is not expected to be experienced by every pregnant woman. While in some cases hair gets even thicker in pregnancy, in others the shedding may increase instead; or hair loss can be experienced after the pregnancy as well.

In whichever phase you experience it; hair loss is highly related to the pregnancy as the body goes through a lot of changes during that period and hair is very prone to be affected by these changes.

The most common reasons for hair loss during pregnancy are vitamin deficiencies and hormonal changes. Another reason can be stress; because of the hormones, pregnant women are more prone to feel anxiety and stress.

Can pregnant women have hair transplant?

As it is known for its successful results, hair transplant is a very demanded operation from both genders; therefore, it is not a surprise for women who experience hair loss in their pregnancy to seek for this treatment.

However, hair transplant is not recommended for pregnant women because of multiple reasons. First of all, hair transplant is an elective surgery that requires local anesthesia applications and further medication before and after the procedure for some cases. Although this may not be the case too, there is a risk that these substances may adversely affect the health of the pregnant women and the fetus.

Another reason is that your hair loss related to your pregnancy is very like to be temporary. Usually, the hair loss condition experienced during pregnancy only requires a treatment when there is actually a different and permanent reason behind it. But in most cases, when adequate time has passed after the delivery and the body has regulated itself, hair loss disappears by itself; therefore, having a hair transplant during pregnancy is an early action to take since the type and the permanence of the hair loss may not even require any action at the end.

Hair transplant after pregnancy

In fact, hair loss is more commonly experienced after the birth; the sudden decrease on estrogen hormone may cause excessive hair loss and this a temporary situation. Hair loss treatments including hair transplant, are not considered suitable for the post-pregnancy period too, especially if you are breastfeeding. The chemical substances used for a hair transplant procedure may affect your breastfeeding, and consequently your child. In addition to that, a period of one year after birth, is for body to turn back to its normal functioning; therefore, the structure of the hair loss problem can only be examined accurately after this period.

Although pregnancy is not the right time for a hair transplant, Mono Hair Transplant Clinic will be happy to help you identify your hair loss condition and inform you about the treatment options in a detailed online consultation; our medical consultants are looking forward to meet you.

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