Monday, 24 January 2011

Alopecia Hair Growth While Pregnant

Over the past few years I have heard many woman with Alopecia have found their hair grows back while pregnant...

"The apparent link between hormonal fluctuations and Alopecia Areata has been recognized for some time (Sabouraud 1896, Sabouraud 1913). Most notable are the cases of Alopecia onset during late stage pregnancy. Women who already have Alopecia Areata can find that they have complete but temporary hair regrowth around the time of childbirth (Walker 1950). Puberty and menopause have also been suggested as a time of potential Alopecia Areata onset or remission". (

I always joked that I should give it a try :o)    But now after being married for just over a year and a half my Husband and I are pleased to announce we expecting our 1st baby!   I have not noticed any change to my hair yet but it is still early days so I will be keeping a close eye and I will let you know as my pregnancy progresses.

I recently talked to Prima Baby Magazine about my Alopecia....  Of course I do have a little worry at the back of my head that my baby will inherit my Alopecia, but there is nothing I can do so I try not to think about it.  I have since heard that a friend who has extreme Alopecia similar to me had her baby last month and the baby had a head full of hair!

The wig that I am wearing in this picture is from Andrea Holden is based in Leeds.  She is the most wonderful woman and so talented.  Please read all about her on this link.

Please visit my website where you can see how my story has been in the Daily Mail, GMTV with Lorraine Kelly, Marie Claire and how i have worked with the little princess trust charity and Trevor Sorbies Charity 'My New Hair'

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