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Signs Your Embryo Transfer May Have Been Successful

By | June 8th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Written by Sara Lindberg — Updated on June 8, 2021 One early sign of pregnancy, for some people, is sore breasts. If your breasts are swollen or tender to the touch and hurt when you bump them, this could be a sign of a positive embryo transfer. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, an OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health [...]

How to Get Mammograms and Other Crucial Tests if You Don’t Have Insurance

By | June 7th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

By Jennifer Chesak, June 07, 2021 For the uninsured and underinsured, safety-net providers are available. "Options for health care include community health centers, walk-in clinics, concierge clinics, cash-only clinics, and direct care providers," Gaither says. "These can offer free services, or services with a sliding-scale fee. Others may be able to assist patients to sign up for free or low-cost health insurance like Medicaid."  [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Getting An Epidural

By | May 28th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

by Jennifer Parris, May 28, 2021 After your epidural is inserted and starts kicking in, you’re probably going to start feeling pretty fine. So fine, in fact, that you might just want to get up and take a walk around the hall. But not so fast there, momma. Once you get an epidural, you’re pretty much bound to [...]

The Women’s Health Products Real OBGYN’s Keep In Their Medicine Cabinets

By | May 27th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

by Danielle Sinay, MAY 27, 2021 My favorite women’s health product is Acidophilus tablets,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. “These [supplements] contain Lactobacillus bacteria, which help to keep the vaginal microbiome in balance, and prevent the [...]

4 Takeaways from AHPA’s 9th Botanical Congress

By | May 26th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

By  Julia Peterman, May 26, 2021 We were able to get 800 doctors on the frontlines access to vitamin D, which, many doctors didn’t have time to stop and buy it, and a lot of stores in the area were out of it, and some doctors didn’t know about vitamin D at all, so we were [...]

Plan B Morning-After Pill: What You Need to Know

By | May 26th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Medically reviewed by Carolyn Kay, M.D. — Written by Amy Mackelden on May 26, 2021 There are a few reasons to not take Plan B, according to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a double board certified physician in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Gaither recommends not taking Plan B if [...]

What do implantation cramps feel like? How to tell the difference between implantation and menstrual cramping

By | May 21st, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Erin Heger, May 21, 2021 Implantation occurs during pregnancy when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall. As part of this process, the body releases prostaglandin — a hormone that causes the uterus to contract, which can result in some mild cramping, says Kecia Gaither, MD, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln.  Click HERE for the full [...]

What Is A Molar Pregnancy? There’s A Reason Why You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It

By | May 19th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

by Jennifer Parris, May 19, 2021 There are two types of molar pregnancies: a complete molar and a partial molar pregnancy. “A complete mole means that there is no fetus or embryo, no amniotic fluid, and large ovarian cysts,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, OB/GYN and Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, tells Romper. [...]

Being Pregnant During a Pandemic

By | May 14th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

by: Gayle Guyardo, May 14, 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither is a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and holds a Masters’ degree in Public Health. She is also, a  perinatal consultant and women’s health expert, Gaither’s expertise is grounded in both research and her professional experience in caring for women with diabetes, HIV and [...]

Your Guide To Hiking During Pregnancy

By | May 12th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

by Tiffany Eve Lawrence, May 12, 2021 “Heatstroke is a matter not to be taken lightly, particularly with pregnancy,” says Kecia Gaither, OB-GYN. Preterm labor is a possibility if you don’t properly hydrate. “High heat causes perspiration and dehydration, which leads to contractions, potentially leading to preterm labor.” Click HERE for the full article.

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