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Why Does My Hair Feel Thicker During Pregnancy?

The same pregnancy hormones responsible for morning sickness and tender breasts can also have a welcome effect: thicker, fuller hair. Higher hormone levels prevent typical hair loss, leading to the "good glow of pregnancy,” explains OB/GYN Hampton B. Richards, with Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas. “Enjoy your hair; there are plenty of less desirable effects that we don't talk about because they would scare women off from getting pregnant,” he says. Within six months of delivery, you can expect your hair’s growth cycle to return to normal.

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