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Do Prenatal Vitamins Help Stop Postpartum Shedding?

Prenatal vitamins do not affect hair loss or stop hair from shedding postpartum, according to Dr. Allison Hill, a Los Angeles-based obstetrician and gynecologist. “The hair loss occurs due to the stress the body goes through at the time of delivery as well as declining estrogen levels,” she says. According to Hill, hair grows in 90-day cycles, which is why women experience hair loss three months after giving birth.

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