by Jennifer Parris, Oct. 18, 2021 Still, if you’ve been on birth control since, like, forever and now want to get pregnant, you don’t have to worry, because birth control doesn’t cause infertility. “Contraception does not cause infertility no matter how long it’s used or which method is used,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in [...]
By Kaitlin Vogel OCTOBER 11, 2021 Giving yourself routine exams is the only way to know what your norm is. “Breast self-exams allow you to have an awareness of the normal feel and look of your breasts,” Kecia Gaither, MD,MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, explains. “You [...]
Which vitamins to take during pregnancy? 25 Doctors Share their Recommendations for Pregnancy Supplements
WeAreFeel Team, October 08, 2021 Women should take supplements during pregnancy, and in particular, I always recommend vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for cardiovascular and brain health, as well as acting as an immunity booster, which is essential for mom and baby during pregnancy. Vitamin D also decreases the incidence of preterm labour. Vitamin D is produced in [...]
By Jennifer Post, October 7, 2021 "TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a methodology utilized to assist in alleviating pain, but the success of such is variable among individuals," Gaither explained. "The treatment is considered a form of alternative medicine. "It involves placing small electrodes, which conduct electricity, with adhesives on the affected area," Gaither continued. "The [...]
@MonicaMoralesTV, October 7, 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither was a guest Medical Expert on PIX11 and discussed the COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy. Is the shot safe for expectant moms? Pregnant women who have gotten or are planning on getting the COVID-19 vaccine can protect their babies by passing on high levels of antibodies, according to new research from [...]
by Angelique Serrano, Oct. 5, 2021 “Relaxin is a hormone, belonging to the superfamily of insulin, that is made in both men and women. It affects the connective tissue component of the body,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, tells Romper. “Relaxin can act as a growth factor and it aids in metabolism regulation. [...]
By Kate Ferguson, October 1, 2021 A health professional with more than 20 years of experience as an ob-gyn, Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, the director of perinatal services at New York Health and Hospitals, Lincoln, in the Bronx, New York, is also an advocate for women’s empowerment and awareness of medical issues that can affect their reproductive [...]
By Risa Kerslake, September 30, 2021 Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG, who is double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was disappointed as well. "I'd hoped that universal screening would afford a modality to improve outcomes and decrease the death rate," she said, "and it didn't." Click HERE for the full article.
Emily Laurence・September 07, 2021 Myths abound about the safety of getting a flu vaccine if you're pregnant, but experts say it's both safe and essential for protecting you and your baby. “In a pregnant woman, the immune system downgrades, and changes to lung function predispose them to getting the flu. But when mothers receive the flu [...]
by Nikkya Hargrove August 21, 2021 Dr. Gaither, recognizes, “There is no known confirmatory research indicating coconut oil as an effective methodology for treating vaginal yeast infections.” Click HERE for the full article.