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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.

Why Women Shouldn’t Skip Working Out On Their Period

by Gabrielle Kassel, CF-L1, August 4, 2020 During menstruation “vasoconstriction”, or narrowing of the arteries, can also occur in the uterus, adds Dr. Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG, Director of Perinatal Services [...]

What You Need To Know About Getting A Spinal Block During A C-Section

By Cat Bowen, Aug. 4, 2020 OB-GYN Kecia Gaither of New York City Health and Hospitals tells Romper, “Spinal and epidural anesthesia are both types of neuraxial anesthesia in which an anesthetic is [...]

Pregnant and Can’t Sleep? Melatonin Isn’t the Way to Go, According to Ob-Gyns

August 4, 2020 by Hedy Phillips There's a bit of a gray area when it comes to melatonin, because it's not necessarily a drug or a hormone, so it's not [...]

Can a Fertility Massage Actually Help You Get Pregnant, or Is It All Hype? Here’s What the Experts Say 

By Mary Sauer,  JULY 27, 2020 Both men and women are impacted by infertility and there are a wide variety of causes behind this condition, according to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, [...]

New Parents Reckon With Unexpected Realities of COVID-19

By Christin Perry July 27, 2020 “In the time of COVID, new parents will certainly miss many social milestones, such as baby showers. That’s understandably disappointing since these social interactions [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Freeze Your Eggs? It Depends on These Factors

July 15, 2020 by Corinne Sullivan Whether you're freezing your eggs for medical or nonmedical reasons, fertility preservation is complicated, which is what makes it so expensive. "There are costs for [...]

Many new moms are ‘cleared’ six weeks after birth. But the postpartum period isn’t over.

By Cassie Shortsleeve, July 14, 2020 But physical changes persist for longer — probably six months or so, says Kecia Gaither, director of perinatal services at NYC Health+Hospitals/Lincoln. Around then, pelvic floor [...]


By: Bibi Deitz, July 2020 OK, granted, we probably don’t think about that last one every day, but it is a question that has occurred to us as more and more [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Period-Related Body Dysmorphia

By Lauren Sharkey, July 9, 2020 Both PMS and PMDD can “cause bodily changes during the menstrual cycle,” adds Kecia Gaither, MD, who is double board certified in OB-GYN and maternal [...]

How to Access Free or Low-Cost STI Testing in Each State (and Why You Should!)

By Gabrielle Kassel, July 9, 2020 “You should also get tested if you suspect that your partner has been cheating on you,” adds Kecia Gaither, MD, double board certified in OB-GYN [...]

12 Reasons Why You Might Use a Condom or Other Barrier Method

By Gabrielle Kassel, July 8, 2020 Internal and external condoms are the only (!) way to prevent STI transmission during penetrative sex, says Kecia Gaither, MD, who’s double board certified in [...]

Women Were Left Out of Clinical Trials Until the ‘90s—This Is How It’s Impacted Our Health

Kelsey Ogletree・July 6, 2020 “The bulk of cardiovascular clinical trials research has been predicated to men, and this has, in my opinion, served as a medical disservice to women with [...]

The One Disadvantage of Ribbed and Dotted Condoms — and How to Prevent It

By Gabrielle Kassel, July 1, 2020 And condoms are the only way reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STI) transmission and unwanted pregnancy at the same time, says Kecia Gaither, [...]

A Quick Guide to Pelvic Rocking During Pregnancy

By Sara Lindberg, June 30, 2020 According to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine, and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, [...]

Combined oral contraceptives tied to increased bone mass in premature ovarian insufficiency

By Marilynn Larkin, June 30, 2020 Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln, commented in an email to Reuters Health, "It is likely that it [...]

5 Reasons Why Herpes Isn’t on a Standard STI Panel

Gigi Engle, June 29, 2020 Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG, who is board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, agrees, [...]

When you stop wearing a bra, this is what happens to your body

By Lauren Barth May 31, 2020 If you have decided to stop wearing a bra, you may want to keep a spare one around for that uncomfortable time of the month. [...]

7 Reasons Why Your Period Is Late After Stopping the Birth Control Pill

By Lauren Sharkey, 5/29/20 “Stress induces the hormone cortisol,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, who specializes in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine. This, she says, “can interfere with the hormonal regulation of menses [...]

Signs Your Embryo Transfer May Have Been Successful

By Sara Lindberg, 5/29/20 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, an OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals, says breast tenderness is due to the effect of [...]

What You Need to Know If Your Baby Is in an Oblique Lie

By Sara Lindberg, 5/29/20 Kecia Gaither, MD, an OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals, says there are some alternative methods like acupuncture and Spinning Babies classes. [...]