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Is it safe to get a tattoo while breastfeeding? Here’s what you should know

By | July 5th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Sydni Ellis  July 5, 2022 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, tells Motherly, “There are no scientific studies, to my knowledge, obviating getting a tattoo while breastfeeding. The ink stays within the upper layer of skin.” Although, Dr. Gaither [...]

Why a Fetus Has More Eggs Than a Woman in Her 20s

By | June 30th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Rachel Crowe, June 30, 2022 "Fetal females in utero by 20 weeks of gestation have close to 6 [million] to 7 million eggs. By the time of birth, that number has significantly decreased to about 2 million. The number of eggs decreases and are absorbed as the female ages. By puberty, they may have 300,000 to [...]

Roe v. Wade: The Mental and Physical Health Effects of Anti-Abortion Laws

By | June 29th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Andrea Rice,  June 29, 2022 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, described three possible scenarios: People with underlying medical conditions that preclude pregnancy continuation: (i.e., those with underlying cardiac malformations, poor cardiac function, pulmonary hypertension, or renal insufficiency) In some cases, pregnancy continuation could [...]

From Puberty to Menopause, According to Two Worldviews

By | June 28th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Rachel Crowe, June 28, 2022 Hormones are to blame for menstrual irregularity, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. "Both time frames—early episodes of menstruation or last episodes of menstruation—involve hormonal flux and irregular, erratic menses," she [...]

How To Know If You’re Pregnant

By | June 27th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

June 27, 2022 Headaches. The increase in blood volume can create headaches in those first few weeks. Drink plenty of water, and know that acetaminophen (Tylenol) is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy. But, as Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG and Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals reminds us: “Medications in pregnancy should [...]

Women are being urged to get IUDs while they still can. Here’s how they work and how long they last

By | June 24th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Kristine Gill, June 24, 2022 “It’s a T-shaped device that fits inside the uterus and basically serves to stop sperm from reaching and fertilizing the eggs,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services for NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx. “With copper IUDs, the sperm just don't like that because it impedes their motility. The [...]

Is It Safe To Get Gel Manicures If You’re Breastfeeding? Experts Weigh In

By | June 14th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Tiffany Eve Lawrence, June 14, 2022 When considering getting a gel manicure, consider these three factors: polish ingredients, remover ingredients, and salon ventilation. “Prior to using gel manicures, it’s important to consider the ingredients within both the gel nail product and the solvents utilized to remove them,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, OB-GYN. She goes on to say, [...]

The Growing Crisis of Black Maternal Health

By | June 10th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Helen Massy, June 10, 2022 "Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts. It is, at this juncture, to be viewed as a public health and human rights violation; many of these outcomes could have been prevented," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, [...]

Why You Should Ditch Your Douche

By | June 10th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Ally Sweeten, June 10, 2022 New York board-certified OB-GYN experts Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., and Samantha Dunham, M.D., explained the mechanism of douching: the insertion of a liquid-filled apparatus, typically resembling a nozzle attached to a squirt bottle or bag, into the given orifice. The area is then flushed out via contractions, a bowel movement or other processes, [...]

Is It OK to Get 2 Periods In 1 Month? We Asked Ob-Gyns

By | June 10th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Hedy Phillips, June 10, 2022 Bleeding that is heavier and prolonged is most likely a period, especially if you can't pinpoint a reason for why it might have happened. If you have periods fewer than 28 days apart, there's almost certainly an underlying condition that needs to be treated, Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a board-certified [...]

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