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Becoming a mother during the COVID-19 pandemic

By | May 4th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

May 4, 2021 (WTNH)– One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic being felt at the hospital is a baby boom. Less travel, fewer work commitments and a lot more “lockdown downtime,” has had a benefit for couples who want to conceive, and pregnancies are on the rise. Still, becoming a mother during this time is not without worry [...]

How UTIs can affect the brain

By | May 4th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

By MaryElizabeth Williams, MAY 4, 2021 "Older patients have suppressed immune systems," explains Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. "Younger patients have stronger immune systems, and unless have underlying renal or mental pathology, are able to articulate pain with urination, frequency, back pain, etc., and seek treatment." Click HERE for the full article.

Everything You Need to Know About IUD Insertion

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

Written by Simone Scully on April 28, 2021 “Many times your health provider will opt to place an IUD with menses, as the cervix will be slightly dilated,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, double board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Your practitioner might also perform an STI test by [...]

5 Common Ovulation Pains and How to Ease Them

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

By Karla Walsh & Jo Yurcaba, 4/28/21 For some, ovulation pains like cramps may be "a unilateral twinge," while for others, they can be more severe. "Knowing your cycle well is very helpful — particularly as to medicating against these symptoms.," Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board-certified OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, tells Woman's [...]

Average Female Reproductive Age Has Expanded, Study Finds

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

By Sarah Fielding, April 26, 2021 One aspect that may be more difficult to change is a person’s socioeconomic status. “Higher socioeconomic demographics appear to equate with a longer reproductive time interval. Higher-income brackets equate to better options—nutrition, health care, less stress,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, [...]

The Men Who Would Rather Chug Mystery Breast Milk Than Get the COVID Vaccine

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

By Lauren Vinopal, April 22, 2021 The problem is that the research on vaccinated breast milk is still very preliminary and mostly based on one small study of only six lactating women, along with supplemental data on another 18 mothers that was not specific to the vaccine. Results of these studies suggest that breast milk from vaccinated mothers contained [...]

The Best Online Pregnancy Support Groups for Black Families

By | April 20th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

By Toketemu Ohwovoriole, Published on April 20, 2021 “As it is well-known high perinatal morbidity and mortality are seen among women of color," says Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals, Lincoln. "Many factors preclude these outcomes, however, it's well documented that racism and bias factor into these poor [...]

Are Your Bath Bombs Vagina-Safe?

By | April 16th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

by  Morgan Mandriota, April 16, 2021 “While bath bombs are fragrant, pretty, and offer the joy of a luxurious bath experience, they have the potential to affect the delicate skin of the vagina and vulva,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln tells SheKnows. That’s because the fragrances (aka chemicals) within them can [...]

Doctors Explain How Often You Can Take Plan B and Why You Might Consider Other Options

By | April 15th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

April 15, 2021 by Sydni Ellis The bottom line? If you've had unprotected sex or your birth control failed, and you feel Plan B is the best option for you, you should take it — even if you've used it in the past. Just remember: "It's not to be used as a regular contraceptive option. It's a morning [...]

A Realistic Guide to Safer Sex During COVID-19

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

Written by Gabrielle Kassel on April 12, 2021 “Prior to any sexual encounter, it’s recommended that all partners be screened for HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and herpes,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board certified physician in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. It also means getting screened in all potential areas at [...]

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