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As a woman’s health advocate and expert, Dr. Gaither has appeared in national consumer health and lifestyle outlets discussing topics ranging from conception to prenatal diagnosis.

You’re Not Pregnant. It’s an Ovarian Cyst!

By Bonnie Azoulay Elmann, Aug 4, 2022 There are a few types of ovarian cysts and most regress on their own. But some can become large, cause a distended belly and [...]

Migraines Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Says

By Helen Massy, Aug 4, 2022 Research indicates that individuals suffering from migraine headaches have an increased risk of coronary artery disease and stroke, said Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and [...]

Questions on Transvaginal Mesh for Vaginal Prolapse Remain After Study

By Helen Massy, Aug 2, 2022 Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic, net-like material that is used to provide support in repairing weakened or damaged tissue, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN [...]

Doctors Explain Why You Might Get a Chronic Cough While Pregnant

By Sydni Ellis, July 22, 2022 It's also possible that your pregnancy is depressing your immune system, said Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine, and director of [...]

The Connection Between Migraines With Aura and Birth Control

By Izzie Price, July 21, 2022 Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City, described a migraine as a "severe [...]

A New Study Explains How the COVID Vaccine Might Affect Your Period—Here’s What Experts Confirmed

By Kaitlin Vogel, 7/19/22 “There are many extraneous variables that didn't appear to be considered, like how many women had fibroids, polyps, were stressed, were in early stages of pregnancy, and [...]

7 Common Ovulation Pains and How to Ease Them

By Karla Walsh and Jo Yurcaba, July 15, 2022 Are you experiencing cramps about 14 days from your period? Ovulation is likely the cause. "Cramping/back pain occurs as the uterus begins its shedding [...]

OVID-19 Vaccine May Cause Temporary, Minor Disruptions in Menstrual Cycle

By Eileen Bailey, July 14, 2022 “It’s an interesting report, but they are anecdotal findings. However, many extraneous variables weren’t considered, such as how many women had polyps, fibroids, were stressed, [...]

What To Eat After A Miscarriage

By Tiffancy Eve Lawrence, July 14, 2022 And since it’s not just physical healing that’s taking place in the days after a miscarriage, consider certain foods that may help your emotional [...]

How to Manage Postpartum Incontinence, According to Experts

By Jaclyn Voran, July 7, 2022 Dr. Gaither explained that postpartum incontinence typically occurs when you perform a forceful action like coughing or sneezing, or a physical activity like running and [...]

Is it safe to get a tattoo while breastfeeding? Here’s what you should know

By Sydni Ellis  July 5, 2022 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, tells [...]

Why a Fetus Has More Eggs Than a Woman in Her 20s

By Rachel Crowe, June 30, 2022 "Fetal females in utero by 20 weeks of gestation have close to 6 [million] to 7 million eggs. By the time of birth, that number [...]

Roe v. Wade: The Mental and Physical Health Effects of Anti-Abortion Laws

By Andrea Rice,  June 29, 2022 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, described three possible scenarios: People with [...]

From Puberty to Menopause, According to Two Worldviews

By Rachel Crowe, June 28, 2022 Hormones are to blame for menstrual irregularity, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, and director of perinatal services at NYC Health [...]

How To Know If You’re Pregnant

June 27, 2022 Headaches. 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 [...]

Women are being urged to get IUDs while they still can. Here’s how they work and how long they last

By Kristine Gill, June 24, 2022 “It’s a T-shaped device that fits inside the uterus and basically serves to stop sperm from reaching and fertilizing the eggs,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director [...]

Is It Safe To Get Gel Manicures If You’re Breastfeeding? Experts Weigh In

By Tiffany Eve Lawrence, June 14, 2022 When considering getting a gel manicure, consider these three factors: polish ingredients, remover ingredients, and salon ventilation. “Prior to using gel manicures, it’s important [...]

The Growing Crisis of Black Maternal Health

By Helen Massy, June 10, 2022 "Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts. It is, at this juncture, to be [...]

Why You Should Ditch Your Douche

By Ally Sweeten, June 10, 2022 New York board-certified OB-GYN experts Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., and Samantha Dunham, M.D., explained the mechanism of douching: the insertion of a liquid-filled apparatus, typically resembling a [...]

Is It OK to Get 2 Periods In 1 Month? We Asked Ob-Gyns

By Hedy Phillips, June 10, 2022 Bleeding that is heavier and prolonged is most likely a period, especially if you can't pinpoint a reason for why it might have happened. [...]