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Don’t Neglect Your Dental Care During Pregnancy

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

By Edgary Rodríguez R., Sept 27, 2022 "It's important for pregnant women to see a dentist early in pregnancy or during the preconceptual period to address all periodontal issues," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. Click HERE for [...]

Hysterectomies: Understanding When This Procedure Is Performed

By | September 21st, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Sarah Tascone, Sept 21, 2022 A hysterectomy, by definition, is the removal of the uterus, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. There are several types of hysterectomies: Supracervical hysterectomy removes only the uterus. Total abdominal hysterectomy removes the uterus and cervix. Radical [...]

Spices During Pregnancy Might Just Be a Woman’s Best Friend

By | September 21st, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Kitti Palmai, Sept 21, 2022 "Some spices are actually beneficial to use in pregnancy as they add nutrients and essential minerals to foods consumed; others may increase risk of uterine contractions and, hence, place you at risk for preterm labor or bleeding if you have an abnormal placentation," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine expert [...]

Dr. Gaither was featured in the Upstate Medical Alumni Journal

By | September 20th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

Fighting Healthcare Disparities Dr. Kecia Gaither was featured in the Upstate Medical Alumni Journal's Autumn 2022 issue as one of their Champions of Women's Health. Click HERE for the full article.

Looking After Your Reproductive Sexual Health

By | September 20th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Helen Massy, Sept 2022 Supporting your reproductive health. Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, serves as the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, New York. Gaither said there are several types of clinicians you can turn to in the United States for reproductive health [...]

How a Double Uterus Affects Pregnancy Outcomes

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

By Kitti Palmai, Sept 14, 2022 "These anomalies occur during the embryonic period. The embryonic tissue which ultimately forms the renal system also forms the uterus; as such, if a uterine anomaly is identified, it is advised to evaluate the renal system additionally for abnormalities," explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine expert in the [...]

What Is a Hymen? No, It’s not Proof of Virginity

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

By Michele Theil, Sept 14, 2022 "The hymen is formed during fetal development," explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., an OB-GYN in New York City. "The thickness, shape and size of a hymen is different from woman to woman." Click HERE for the full article.

We Need to Talk About OASIS Risk for Pregnant Women

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

By Leah Emily Minoza, Sept 14, 2022 Obstetric anal sphincter injuries are a type of pregnancy complication that can occur during vaginal delivery. These injuries are also known as third- or fourth-degree perineal tears or lacerations. The perineum is the area between the anus and the vagina. The injuries involve the anal sphincter complex and even the anal [...]

Help! I’m Postpartum and My Hair Is Falling Out!

By | September 12th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Leah Emily Minoza, Sept 12, 2022 Hair loss occurs in 40 percent to 50 percent of all women during pregnancy. Telogen effluvium is quite common and usually develops two to four months after childbirth. According to OB-GYN Kecia Gaither, M.D., from the Bronx, New York, different women experience postpartum hair loss in varying degrees. "Thinning hair or hair loss [...]

Thinking About Trying Birth Control for PCOS? Here’s Everything OB/GYNs Want You to Know

By | September 8th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Kaitlin Vogel, Sept 8, 2022 The exact underlying pathophysiology of PCOS is unknown. "What is known is that the condition is characterized by hormonal imbalance impacting normal ovarian function resulting in multiple ovarian cysts, menstrual irregularities, heavy or painful periods, weight gain, obesity, acne, excessive hair on the body, increased risk of diabetes, cardiac disease, hypertension, [...]

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