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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.

How Much Does the Uterus Grow in Pregnancy?

By Dani Wolfe, Mar 28, 2024 Sometimes measurements fall out of range. Kecia Gaither, MD, maternal-fetal medicine director at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx and associate professor of clinical [...]

At-Home STI Tests Are Everywhere Right Now. How Well Do They Work?

By Mara Santilli, Mar 26, 2024 You can place an order online and have a test kit from your cart to your front door in about two days. The procedure [...]

Why Your Doctor Might Recommend a Nonstress Test Later in Pregnancy

By Dani Wolfe, Mar 25, 2024 Nonstress test results are either reactive or nonreactive, according to Cleveland Clinic. NSTs are used to help look into factors such as baby’s oxygenation, [...]

13 Best Natural Lubes That Are Gynecologist-Approved

By Corinne Sullivan, Mar 22, 2024 As double board-certified physician Dr. Kecia Gaither explains, "It's best to choose lubricants that are devoid of alcohol, flavorings, or perfumes, as these can alter the [...]

How long does a UTI last?

By Heidi Borst, Mar 19, 2024 Women experience UTIs much more often than men, says Kecia Gaither, MD, OB-GYN and Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx. [...]

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Sex After Birth

By Sarah Bradley, Mar 19, 2024 Kecia Gaither, MD, director of perinatal services and maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, says that six weeks is [...]

Is It Safe to Drink Castor Oil to Induce Labor?

By Sarah Bradley, Mar 12, 2024 Castor oil is a vegetable oil made from a plant called Ricinus communis. It might be most well-known for its laxative effects; in fact, [...]

A new era in feminine care

By Kathie Canning, Mar 12, 2024 Kecia Gaither, M.D., a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + [...]

16 Best Lubricants for Women That Do Their Job Very, Very Well

By Corinne Sullivan, Mar 1, 2024 First things first: Let's get into the three different types of lube, which are water-based, oil-based, and silicone-based. The best all-purpose lubricant is water-based, which is the [...]

This Chart Shows How Long To Wait After Drinking To Breastfeed

By Grace Gallagher, Feb 28, 2024 This is a guideline, though, not a hard-and-fast rule. Many factors are at play when it comes to metabolizing alcohol. “Blood alcohol levels and the [...]

Gorilla emergency: OB/GYN rushes to perform life-saving c-section for gorilla with preeclampsia

By Lisa Marie Basile,  Feb 27, 2024 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, FACOG, Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, NY, says she [...]

If Your Baby Prefers The Right Side Of Your Belly, This Could Be Why

By Jennifer Parris, Feb 27, 2024 When you think about it, your womb is your fetus’ own personal playground. That’s why they bounce about and play. But when they lean [...]

Sunlight exposure linked to improved fertility outcomes, study finds

By Jessica Freeborn, Feb 26, 2024 Non-study author Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, double board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist and director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health in New York, [...]

How We Can All Better Advocate For Black Maternal Health

By Jenn Sinrich, Feb 2024 Food desserts are also a thing, explains Kecia Gaither, M.D., double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at [...]

NIH grants $2.3M to evaluate the impact of ViTrack® on maternal and child health during pregnancy

News Provided by Dynocardia, Feb 20, 2024 The study addresses a long-standing unmet need for wearable technology to facilitate the accurate diagnosis of high blood pressure and early detection of preeclampsia, [...]

4 home remedies for BV (and what to do if they don’t work)

By  Racheal Ede, Feb 20, 2024 Recurrent bacterial vaginosis is a public health problem. “Recurrent BV refers to three or more confirmed BV infections in a year,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, double board-certified [...]

NYC Health + Hospitals Women’s Health Chief And Harlem/Lincoln Doctors Named ‘2024 Top Doctors’

Feb 16, 2024 “As we celebrate Black History Month, I am thrilled to honor the exceptional Black physicians from our health system who were recognized by Castle Connolly,” said Ivelesse Mendez-Justiniano, NYC [...]

A new urine test may be able to detect ovarian cancer early

By Eileen Bailey, Feb 10, 2024 “Nanotechnology is the new frontier not only for diagnostic purposes but for therapeutic utilization as well,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB/GYN and expert in maternal [...]

What Experts Want You to Know About Vulvar Eczema

By Gabrielle Kassel, Feb 8, 2024 The symptom that often tips people off to the fact that they have vulvar eczema is intense itching between their legs, according to Dr. [...]

Dementia risk linked to shorter time between first period and menopause

By Jessica Freeborn, Feb 8, 2024 “Estrogen has an impact on multiple systems within the body — skin, heart, vasculature, hair, pelvic musculature, brain, mucus membranes, and the urinary system,” non-study [...]