by Jennifer Parris, July 2, 2021 Before you start worrying about being infertile, you need to know how Plan B works in the first place. Its main goal: to prevent ovulation from occurring, Dr. 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 to [...]
Written by Steph Coelho on June 28, 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board certified OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health, stresses that it’s essential to get a full in-person exam from a healthcare professional if you suspect you have BV. Treatment usually involves antibiotics, including metronidazole (available in gel or cream form) or clindamycin (in pill [...]
by Cat Bowen and Jennifer Parris, June 28, 2021 As it turns out, it doesn't take as much sperm as you might think to knock you up. “A fertile male typically ejaculates 2-5 ml of semen, and each ml contains about 100 million sperm,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director [...]
by Jennifer Parris, June 25, 2021 Sure, a slice of tomato on your sandwich can help reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, but it can also help you get pregnant, too, according to Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. [...]
Toketemu Ohwovoriole, June 24, 2021 "Most women have an increase in vaginal discharge a few days prior to their period," says Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board-certified OB/GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health. "This is due to hormonal effects which cause an increase in mucus production in the vagina." Click HERE for the full article.
By Ojus Patel, June 22, 2021 The increase in blood volume can create headaches in those first few weeks. Drink plenty of water, and know that acetaminophen (Tylenol) is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy. But, as Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG and Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals reminds us: “Medications [...]
by Jennifer Parris, June 20, 2021 In order to understand when your baby can start kicking, you’ll need to know when your little one has the legs with which to accomplish the task. “Fetal limb buds are present at about six weeks gestation, and identifiable legs can be seen at about 9-10 weeks,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, [...]
by: Amanda DeSilva, Elle Spektor, Monica Morales, Posted: Jun 18, 2021 With Father’s Day just around the corner, PIX11 spoke with Dr. Kecia Gaither MD, a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine about what couples can plan for before their new bundle of joy arrives. Watch the full interview with Dr. Gaither HERE. Click HERE for the full article.
By Jennifer Chesak, June 16, 2021 Gaither says those planning to have a baby should think about insurance needs that might arise before pregnancy and those that may come after. "It is helpful to choose a plan that affords coverage for preconceptual counseling, genetic services, for the 'fourth trimester,' and has help for mental disorders associated with the peripartum period," Gaither says. A [...]
By Lauren Gruber, June 16, 2021 Vaginal detoxes are unnecessary because the vagina can generally clean itself, Kecia Gaither, M.D., an ob-gyn, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and the director of perinatal services for NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, tells SELF. The vagina’s environment contains healthy bacteria and an acidic pH, which help protect it from unhealthy bacteria, viruses, and other [...]