You may enjoy thicker and fuller hair during your pregnancy. But what happens to your hair after you have your baby? Hearing that your hair can fall out post-birth is terrifying, and thankfully the term postpartum hair loss is a little bit misleading. Once you understand how your hair’s growth cycle works and how hormones affect your hair during and after your pregnancy, it will be a lot less scary. This Q&A answers a question about losing your hair postpartum and if there is any way to avoid it.