Yes. During pregnancy, your hair became thicker and more luxuriant because your pregnancy hormones prevented normal hair loss. Once the levels of those hormones drop, you may start to lose the hair that you held onto during pregnancy. Don't worry, the hair loss should slow down around six months after you gave birth, and probably stop altogether after a year.

However, if your hair is still falling out several months after you had your baby, you might want to see a doctor. He can check that your hair loss isn't caused by other conditions, such as:

  • Anaemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Stress
  • A diet lacking in vitamins and minerals
  • General poor health

Bear in mind that hair loss might be more noticeable if you have long hair. Tying your hair back tightly in a bun or plait can also cause hair to break and fall out. You might decide long hair is too difficult to care for and maintain once you have a baby to look after. Now might be the time to try another style and cut your hair a bit shorter.