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Coconut Oil For Yeast Infections? Maybe, Maybe Not

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

by Nikkya Hargrove August 21, 2021 Dr. Gaither, recognizes, “There is no known confirmatory research indicating coconut oil as an effective methodology for treating vaginal yeast infections.” Click HERE for the full article.

You Should Really Avoid the Period Blood Face Mask Trend

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

Written by Chloe Toscano, August 19, 2021 Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, explained that the hype surrounding period blood masks comes from the elements present in blood. Blood is rich in stem cells, magnesium, zinc and fluid, and this has led some to believe, without evidence, that period blood can hydrate [...]

6 Top Prenatal Nutrients

By | August 13th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

By  Julia Peterman, August 13, 2021 While nausea during pregnancy is expected, pregnant people may be surprised by a metallic taste in their mouths. However, according to a small 2009 study published in Acta Oto-Laryngologica, changes in taste—known as dysgeusia—may happen in up to 92.8% of pregnant women. And pregnant patients often complain that their mouth tastes foul, rancid, [...]

How Many Calories Breastfeeding Burns and What It Means for Losing Weight

By | August 9th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

By Zara Hanawalt, August 09, 2021 There is no simple answer to the question of how many calories you can burn while nursing. It comes down to your body and the amount you breastfeed. "Exclusive breastfeeding typically burns about 500-700 calories per day, less if partially breastfeeding," says Kecia Gaither, M.D., who is double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine. With [...]

Experts say calendar dates don’t make a difference.

By | August 3rd, 2021|Categories: In the News|

BY Julia Guerra AND Amanda Arnold, AUG. 3, 2021 According to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, director of perinatal services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln, who's double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, your menstrual cycle has nothing to do with what month it is, nor how many days are in that month. “The length of a month is not [...]

Can You Bleach Your Hair While Pregnant?

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

by Angelique Serrano, July 26, 2021 “Hair dye contains chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide and ammonium hydroxide,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D. double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine. “Research is mixed as to hair dyeing in pregnancy, [but it’s] generally accepted to be safe.” Small amounts of dye are absorbed into the skin, says Gaither, who [...]

Why Do You Get a Metallic Taste in Your Mouth During Pregnancy?

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

By Elisa Cinelli , Published on July 26, 2021 Along with a metallic taste, you also may experience other taste changes. According to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, who is board-certified in both obstetrics/gynecology as well as maternal-fetal medicine and serves as director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, pregnant patients often complain that their mouth tastes [...]

15 science-backed ways to relieve period cramp

By | July 23rd, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Madeline Kennedy , Laura Goldman Jul 23, 2021 Kecia Gaither, MD, director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, says the following herbs are her favorites: Gingeris a natural anti-inflammatory that may help reduce your levels of prostaglandins, compounds that can cause pain. In a small 2009 study, women who took four ginger capsules daily for three days [...]

Best Acne Treatments for Pregnancy

By | July 22nd, 2021|Categories: In the News|

by Jessica Migala, Medically Reviewed by Jessica Wu, M.D., Updated: July 22, 2021 Just like your body, your skin has a mind of its own when you’re pregnant. “Pregnancy confers a lot of hormonal changes, and one of the things you may experience is an increase in the activity of sebaceous glands in your skin,” says Kecia Gaither, [...]

Why You May Want to Breakup With Toilet Paper for a Bidet

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

Grace Gallagher, July 21, 2021 If you’re not sold, ultimately, as Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, says, “it’s an individual’s personal preference to utilize a bidet, rather than standard toilet paper. [There] are no known scientific studies evaluating bidet use over routine toilet paper.” But if you’re looking for [...]

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