After 40 weeks (more or less) of your body surprising you with a new and annoying trick every day, your baby has arrived. Your nausea is gone, and the aches, pains, and overall discomfort that plagued you from head to toe has finally subsided. "At last!" you think to yourself. "All these stupid pregnancy symptoms are gone and my body is back to normal." To this I say: ha! And one more "ha" for good measure. Three words: postpartum hair loss. In fact, the texts you send when you have postpartum hair loss alone will be enough to occupy the time you had been spending hugging a toilet for nine months.
Losing hair after birth is totally normal. Even losing a whole lot is perfectly ordinary. This can happen for a bunch of different reasons, but more often than not most of this loss is actually relative. During your pregnancy, all that extra estrogen was telling your hair that would normally fall out to stay put, but it stops saying that after you give birth. Sometimes this shedding can go into overdrive, and some women may develop noticeably thinner hair or even bald spots. The good news is, generally, your body will regulate itself back to neutral in a few months and things will get better.
But until then, find a few close friends and bemoan this newfound annoyance in text form. In fact, I consider saving the following to your draft folder and sending whenever you feel the need to rightfully vent: