By Sarene Leeds, Oct 11, 2023 “An anembryonic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg successfully attaches itself to the uterus, yet the subsequent embryo fails to progress in development,” explains Layan Alrahmani, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist. This results in a pregnancy where the undeveloped embryo is resorbed, leaving behind an empty gestational sac, or, [...]
By Melissa Rudy, Oct 10, 2023 Kecia Gaither, M.D., an OB/GYN and director of maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, said that relying exclusively on a telehealth visit for a pregnancy termination can be "risky for several reasons." While these virtual visits may be appealing in terms of cost, quick access to information, flexibility of [...]
By Beth Ann Mayer, Oct 10, 2023 “During labor, substances called prostaglandins serve to cause effacement and dilation of the cervix,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, FACOG, who is double board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and the director of perinatal services/maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, New York. “These prostaglandins [...]
By Melissa Willets, Oct 6, 2023 Is It Harder To Get Pregnant After 35? The ability to conceive after age 35 varies significantly from person to person. "The number one factor is really health," says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. [...]
By Gabrielle Kassel, Oct 3, 2023 The pain is the most apparent when touched on that area of the back, explains Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City. “Typically, tapping on the back is what will elicit pain,” says Gaither. Click HERE for the full article.
By Rena Goldman, Oct 2, 2023 Bidets can reduce the risk of developing urinary tract infections, improve hygiene, and ease the pressure and pain associated with the use of toilet paper for people who have a medical condition such as hemorrhoids or itchy anus, according to Dr. Kecia Gaither, the Director of Perinatal Services/Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine [...]
By Eileen Bailey, Sep 22, 2023 “Informing your health provider of symptoms such that an etiology can be identified and treated accordingly,” Dr. Gaither told MNT. According to Dr. Gaither, blood test markers for early menopause include: hormonal levels estrogen progesterone anti-Mullerian Hormone FSH Click HERE for the full article.
By Rykia Bernard, Sep 20, 2023 Mental-health professionals have since proclaimed the damaging effects of forcing a woman to carry a nonviable fetus, only to bury it within minutes of birth. NYC Health Director of Perinatal Services Kecia Gaither lists three possible scenarios of a woman’s physical health when faced with carrying a nonviable fetus: underlying mental-health conditions, [...]
By Melissa Rudy, Sep 19, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified OB/GYN and director of maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, described Charley as a "brilliant tool to assist women in locales where reproductive options are either restricted or prohibited." "Given the reality that almost half of the U.S. has banned or restricted [...]
By Melissa Rudy, Sep 12, 2023 "We recommend that you get an abortion." That was the advice Tasha Kann received from doctors in Michigan shortly after she learned that she had brain cancer in 2022. The young mother, who was 20 weeks pregnant with her second child, had just been diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma grade III, a rare and aggressive [...]