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Why Women Shouldn’t Skip Working Out On Their Period

By | August 4th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

by Gabrielle Kassel, CF-L1, August 4, 2020 During menstruation “vasoconstriction”, or narrowing of the arteries, can also occur in the uterus, adds Dr. Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Sometimes this results in ischemia (inadequate blood supply to the uterus) or uterine necrosis (death of some of the uterus’ cells). [...]

What You Need To Know About Getting A Spinal Block During A C-Section

By | August 4th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

By Cat Bowen, Aug. 4, 2020 OB-GYN Kecia Gaither of New York City Health and Hospitals tells Romper, “Spinal and epidural anesthesia are both types of neuraxial anesthesia in which an anesthetic is injected near the spinal cord and nerve roots. What this accomplishes is to block pain from an entire region of the body — the abdomen and legs. [...]

Pregnant and Can’t Sleep? Melatonin Isn’t the Way to Go, According to Ob-Gyns

By | August 4th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

August 4, 2020 by Hedy Phillips There's a bit of a gray area when it comes to melatonin, because it's not necessarily a drug or a hormone, so it's not regulated by the FDA. For that specific reason, Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine, and director of Perinatal Services at [...]

Can a Fertility Massage Actually Help You Get Pregnant, or Is It All Hype? Here’s What the Experts Say 

By | July 27th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

By Mary Sauer,  JULY 27, 2020 Both men and women are impacted by infertility and there are a wide variety of causes behind this condition, according to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine doctor. In women, some of the most common causes behind infertility include endometriosis and damage to the fallopian tubes. [...]

New Parents Reckon With Unexpected Realities of COVID-19

By | July 27th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

By Christin Perry July 27, 2020 “In the time of COVID, new parents will certainly miss many social milestones, such as baby showers. That’s understandably disappointing since these social interactions impact parents in many ways. They’re excited to share this special time with family and friends. — KECIA GAITHER, MD, MPH, FACOG Click HERE for the full article.

How Much Does It Cost to Freeze Your Eggs? It Depends on These Factors

By | July 15th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

July 15, 2020 by Corinne Sullivan Whether you're freezing your eggs for medical or nonmedical reasons, fertility preservation is complicated, which is what makes it so expensive. "There are costs for the consultation, egg harvesting, medication, and storage," said Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, an ob-gyn and the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. The [...]

Many new moms are ‘cleared’ six weeks after birth. But the postpartum period isn’t over.

By | July 14th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

By Cassie Shortsleeve, July 14, 2020 But physical changes persist for longer — probably six months or so, says Kecia Gaither, director of perinatal services at NYC Health+Hospitals/Lincoln. Around then, pelvic floor and abdominal musculature tone returns, changes in hair normalize, and the menstrual cycle might become more regular (if it’s returned). Click HERE for the full article.

CAN I DO MY YEARLY WELL-WOMAN VISIT VIA TELEMEDICINE?

By | July 11th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

By: Bibi Deitz, July 2020 OK, granted, we probably don’t think about that last one every day, but it is a question that has occurred to us as more and more in-person doctor’s appointments have lapsed, so we reached out to the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, who [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Period-Related Body Dysmorphia

By | July 9th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

By Lauren Sharkey, July 9, 2020 Both PMS and PMDD can “cause bodily changes during the menstrual cycle,” adds Kecia Gaither, MD, who is double board certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and practices in New York City. Those changes can be anything from bloating and chest tenderness to fatigue. The difference between PMDD and PMS, Gaither explains, is the dominance [...]

How to Access Free or Low-Cost STI Testing in Each State (and Why You Should!)

By | July 9th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

By Gabrielle Kassel, July 9, 2020 “You should also get tested if you suspect that your partner has been cheating on you,” adds Kecia Gaither, MD, double board certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine, and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Click HERE for the full article.

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