Okay, so I've been researching like crazy and thinking too much. I think I'm going to lay off the intensive googling until my appointment with a new dermatologist on 8/10. I've got to leave room in my life for other things and not let this hair loss take over. Researching gives me a sense of control, but I know this is a marathon and not a sprint...so I need balance. My plan is to keep exploring the ferritin connection, though I have my doubts this will be my cure all. My first dermatologist saw miniaturization of the follicles and my Mom had thinning hair when she passed at age 57. I'm most likely battling Androgenetic Alopecia but I'll keep my hopes up. I know I want to exhaust all natural remedies before turning to Rogaine or oral prescription meds. I'll get extensive bloodwork and work with my iron and hormones. I'll also try PRP as soon as possible. I don't want to waste too much time, as I've learned it's best to treat early...but if I can find something else that works, that's what I want. I can't do much until I decide on the pregnancy thing anyway (which needs to be soon!) My biggest concern is how a second pregnancy will affect my hair loss. My first pregnancy triggered it. I got the typical postpartum TE, and decent regrowth from that, but also loss of density and increased frontal thinning. I've seen lots of women post about this with few responses...but I would LOVE IT if anyone can give me any insight into this. I need to decide if we're going to try for another child and, unfortunately, my hair loss is a factor. I'm terrified that it will accelerate my hair loss to the point of no return. I just don't know if it's worth it, especially with adoption begin an option. I know this is going to be a long process of trial and error. I appreciate your support and hope to hear your thoughts about what you've learned as well.