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Boils on your vagina: How to beat painful bumps

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

By Ashley Laderer , May 12, 2022 A boil will typically show up on the pubic mound or the outer labia on the vulva, says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, board-certified OB-GYN and Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. This is because they're most common in areas that grow hair. Boils on the vulva can start out small but [...]

Black women face brunt of harm if Roe vs Wade abortion rights are repealed, warn experts

By | May 11th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Taylor Nicole Rogers, May 11, 2022 “We already have seen what Covid has done to this community,” said Kecia Gaither, an obstetrician for NYC Health and Hospitals in the Bronx borough of New York City. “So to have that and then not have the opportunity to have any reproductive options? Black women are going to [...]

FDA Approves First and Only Medication to Treat Chronic Yeast Infections

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

By Julia Ries, May 10, 2022 "This particular medication, Vivjoa, apparently has high efficacy with low recurrence risk—a boon to that subsection of the population so plagued with recurrent vulvovaginal yeast infections," Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a double board-certified ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine specialist and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, told Health. [...]

Why Should You Care About Your Pelvic Floor

By | May 7th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Natalia Lusinski, May 7, 2022 Circulation is the fifth critical function of your pelvic floor. “The muscles act like your calf muscles in that they help to pump blood and lymphatic fluid back toward the heart,” she says. “A loss of this ‘sump-pump’ action in the pelvis can contribute to swelling/pelvic congestion.” But what is the [...]

Fact Check: Partly True That Fetal Heartbeat Starts After 16 Days — List of Embryo Facts Is Mixture Of True/False/Partly True

By | May 6th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Marlo Lee, May 6, 2022 Lead Stories emailed Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified doctor in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine, for the next three questions. She responded to our query on May 6, 2022. "I can smile at 12 weeks." This is partly true. A 12-week-old embryo is not smiling on purpose, but [...]

Breaking Down the IUI Process

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

By Emily Courter, May 5, 2022 It's hard to define the exact success rate you can expect from IUI. Success depends on the underlying comorbidities, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. Factors including the age, body mass index (BMI) and overall health [...]

FDA Approves Vivjoa (Oteseconazole) for Chronic Yeast Infections

By | May 3rd, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Eileen Bailey on May 3, 2022 “It looks to be a novel drug predicated for those women with refractory recurrent yeast infections,” says Kecia Gaither MD, MPH, FACOG, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health. “The drug, primarily based on the recommendations should be utilized in a particular cohort of women — postmenopausal women and women who have had [...]

Why Does PMS Make You Sleepy? Period Fatigue Can Have Many Causes

By | May 3rd, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Arielle Tschinkel, May 3, 2022 As for what causes pre-period fatigue, you can blame it on your hormones. Along with other PMS symptoms — all of which can cause or exacerbate that horrendous "simply can't stay awake" feeling — Kecia Gaither, an OB/GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, notes that it's all due [...]

You’re Not Broken: The Mental Health Effects of Infertility

By | May 2nd, 2022|Categories: In the News|

By Andrea Rice, May 2, 2022 What causes infertility? Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, explains that causes of infertility are multifactorial, ranging from stress to low sperm count, diminished egg quality, endometriosis, and ovarian failure. Click HERE for the full article.

Best Ways to Relieve UTI Pain and Urgency at Night

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

By Scott Frothingham, Apr 29, 2022 Experts also recommend drinking plenty of fluids, unsweetened cranberry juice, and taking probiotics. Just because there are OTC options to relieve UTI discomfort, you shouldn’t overlook the actual infection. In fact, Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board certified in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, doesn’t recommend taking the OTC route at [...]

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