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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.

Boils on your vagina: How to beat painful bumps

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 [...]

Black women face brunt of harm if Roe vs Wade abortion rights are repealed, warn experts

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 [...]

FDA Approves First and Only Medication to Treat Chronic Yeast Infections

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 [...]

Why Should You Care About Your Pelvic Floor

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Breaking Down the IUI Process

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 [...]

FDA Approves Vivjoa (Oteseconazole) for Chronic Yeast Infections

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Best Ways to Relieve UTI Pain and Urgency at Night

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 [...]

How much alcohol is safe to drink while breastfeeding and how long you need to wait after imbibing

By Rebecca Strong, Apr 29, 2022 "Remember that everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, and that rate can change from day to day," says Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN [...]

What Is Cytomegalovirus?

By Elisa Cinelli, Apr 29, 2022 Often, there are no symptoms. "Most people by the age of 40 have been infected, yet don't know," says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a double-board [...]

How to Ease Heartburn During Pregnancy

By Lexi Dwyer, Apr 27, 2022 “Heartburn feels most often like a burning sensation in the chest. The sensation can rise into the throat, accompanied by a bitter or sour [...]

The 5 best menstrual cups that’ll save you a ton of money compared to tampons or pads

By Ariana DiValentino, Apr 21, 2022 Anyone who recently had vaginal surgery, an abortion, or given birth should avoid using a menstrual cup for at least six weeks, Dr. Kecia Gaither, an [...]

The Ramzi Theory: Can It Really Predict Your Baby’s Biological Sex?

By ​Wendy Wisner, Apr 20, 2022 Although the Ramzi theory is interesting, experts agree that it's not an accurate way to predict your baby's sex. Kecia Gaither, M.D., who is double [...]

4 Myths About Black Patients and Chronic Pain

By Shelby Deering, Apr 18, 2022 “The myth that Black people can tolerate pain better than individuals of other ethnicities is just that—a myth—rooted in racism and bias,” says Kecia Gaither, MD. It’s [...]

Black maternal health inequities are a ‘national crisis’ — here’s what advocates are doing to change that

By Taayoo Murray, Apr 14, 2022 Dr. Kecia Gaither, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, agrees that there is an urgent need to address [...]

Best postpartum belly wrap

By Brigitt Earley, Apr 11, 2022 “Belly bands are basically belts made of a rigid material,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director [...]

Postpartum Recovery Kit: Must-Haves for a Vaginal Birth

By Brigitt Earley, Apr 11, 2022 The hospital generally provides sanitary pads, mesh underwear, toothpaste, a comb and mouthwash, says Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., a double board-certified OB/GYN and maternal [...]

Cervical Cancer and Black Women: When to Get Screened, Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

By Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC, Apr 8, 2022 "Patients with prior abnormal Paps, those with AIDS/HIV or other high-risk factors may require more frequent evaluation," Gaither says. Click HERE for the full [...]