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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 [...]

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 [...]

Placenta Accreta: What It Means for Mom and Baby

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

By Marygrace Taylor, Updated July 20, 2021 Depending on how deeply the placenta is attached to the uterine wall, placenta accreta spectrum can be diagnosed as placenta accreta, placenta increta or placenta percreta, explains Kecia Gaither, MD, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Click HERE for the full article.

Here’s What Experts Say About Yoni Pearls & Infertility

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

by Jennfer Parris, July 19, 2021 Contrary to their name, yoni pearls aren’t pearls at all, although they tend to be white and somewhat pearl-shaped. Essentially, though, a yoni pearl is like a tea bag for your vagina, but instead of steeping it in hot water first, you insert it directly into your vagina. “Yoni pearls are [...]

Your Burning C-Section Questions Answered

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

Written by Chloe Toscano, Reviewed by Lori McNeal, M.D., July 16, 2021 As you come out of surgery, the anesthesia and other drugs will begin to wear off. As a result, you should start to experience postbirth vaginal bleeding and discharge. You can also expect abdominal pain and soreness, said Kecia Gaither, M.D., a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN [...]

Partners Experiencing Sympathetic Pregnancy Is Not As Weird As You Might Think

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

by Jennifer Parris, July 13, 2021 Some people take their partners’ pregnancies in stride. And then, there are the others who are belly aching about, you know, their bellies. “Some symptoms of Couvade Syndrome include weight gain, ‘morning sickness’ with nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and labor pains,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN [...]

About At-Home Fertility Tests

By | July 10th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

by Jennifer Parris, July 10, 2021 There’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t take an at-home fertility test if you want to. Just keep in mind that while it does mimic some of the testing that you would go through if you were in a doctor’s office, it still might have some limitations. “If there is an [...]

Thinking About Trying Birth Control for PCOS? Here’s Everything OB/GYNs

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

By Kaitlin Vogel, July 9, 2021 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, infertility, [...]

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