Hi all, I'm new to the network and want to say hello. I also want to describe my hairloss in the hope someone has some advice. (sorry for the essay) I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have been losing my hair in handfuls since before I even knew I was Pregnant. My GP simply told me it was normal but the sides of my head are almost bald so I dont think it can be normal. All I've heard about pregnancy and hair is that it grows more so it seems odd that mine is shedding. This isn't the first time I've experienced hairloss. 3 years ago I went on the mini pill - Cerazette. Within 2 months my hair began to shed excessively. Mostly on the sides and top, but generally all over. I told the GP back then but she insisted it was not the pill and that I should continue to take it. I did for a few months more but when my hairdresser gasped as how thin my hair had become I took the decision to stop. The hairloss continued for around 12 more months and I was unable to find anyone in the medical profession able to help. Tricholgists told me it was genetic hairloss and that I should take minoxidil. Dermatologist suggested ferritin supplements (even though my iron was well within the normal range). Eventually the hairloss stopped without any medication but it never grew back. My husband I tried for a baby for the next 2.5 years. Its taken a while and we are overjoyed to be pregnant but I'm concerned about the excessive hairloss that has started due to the pregnancy. To me it feels as though there must be some underlying problem with minerals/vitamins or hormones that is triggering the hairloss and I am obviously concerned about the baby's health. I have made an appointment with an endocrinologist in the hope he can diagnose the cause but I don't have too much faith. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Desperate for success stories!