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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.

5 Things to Know About Marijuana Use and Your Fertility

by Julia Ries on June 10, 2019 “Given the climate of legalization of marijuana, I do foresee a likely increase in research addressing not only the effects on fertility — [...]

Chickenpox Is Serious During Pregnancy, So Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

May 28, 2019 by Melissa Willets Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, who is double-board-certified in ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine, and the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + [...]

What New Abortion Laws Mean for Moms, Pregnant Women, and Women Who Want to Get Pregnant

By Tracy Collins Ortlieb, May 23, 2019 In the meantime, women in marginalized communities will be most profoundly impacted by such restrictive laws because access to necessary medical care may not be [...]

Can You Have Sex with a Yeast Infection?

By Gabrielle Kassel, May 2019 If the possible discomfort and risk of passing the infection to your partner aren't enough to convince you to press pause on your sexcapades, consider this: [...]

8 Pregnancy-Friendly Products to Fight Acne Flare-Ups

by Jessica Migala, May 17, 2019 Just like your body, your skin has a mind of its own when you’re pregnant. “Pregnancy confers a lot of hormonal changes, and one of [...]

Tips for Finding a Healthcare Provider Who’s an LGBTQ+ Ally

May 16, 2019 — Written by Gabrielle Kassel “Until recently, medical training didn’t address the specific concerns and care of LGBTQ+ patients,” explains Gaither. If older medical professionals wish to [...]

Dr. Kecia Gaither Talks Mom’s Health, Harlem And More On The Danny Tisdale Show (Audio)

Posted on 05/11/2019 by Harlem World Magazine Join Harlemite Dr. Kecia Gaither, as she talks mom’s health, women, Harlem and more On and much more with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show. Click HERE for [...]

Dr. Gaither was a source for What To Expect

5 Foods That Might Help Boost Your Breast Milk Supply by Marygrace Taylor,  May 10, 2019 Click HERE for the full article on

Can at-home fertility tests help you get pregnant? What you should know

By Amanda Capritto, MAY 4, 2019 Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist in New York, told me that it's best for both partners to undergo a [...]

7 Long-Term Side Effects Of Birth Control That Can Show Up As You Get Older

By Jordan Bissell, 5/3/19 "For some women, birth control pills and patches can increase blood pressure," Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine and director [...]

Is Hormonal Birth Control Safe? Here’s What Experts Say You Should Know

By Sarah Ellis, 5/2/19 When you account for the occasional missed day or pill taken off schedule, the pill’s effectiveness rate is around 91 percent, according to Planned Parenthood (it’s 99 percent effective [...]

10 reasons your period might be longer than usual, according to doctors

By Kelly Gonsavles, April 30, 2019 The other way your hormones could be behind your extended period? Thyroid issues or thyroid disease, says double board-certified ob-gyn and perinatal consultant Dr. Kecia [...]

The Pill for Birth Control: 7 Facts an Ob-Gyn Insists You Know

April 29, 2019. Birth control pills contain different combinations of the hormones estrogen and progestin to prevent pregnancy. There many different kinds, so it’s important to talk with your doctor [...]

How Does Changing Your Baby’s Diaper Affect You As A Parent? It’s Not Just A Bummer Chore

By Jacqueline Burt Cote, 4/26/19 "During this time, opportunities abound," Kecia Gaither, M.D., tells Romper. Double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health [...]

Sharp, Lower-Ab Pain During Pregnancy? It’s Round Ligament Pain, and Here’s the Deal

April 25, 2019 by Melissa Willets "Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, an ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine specialist and director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, said the [...]

What Is Emergency Birth Control and How Does It Work?

April 25, 2019 “Emergency birth control—which includes different kinds of pills and the copper IUD—helps prevent pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected sex,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, director of [...]

Dr. Gaither was a guest on RadioMD

Babies, Bottles and Booze April 24, 2019 Guest Info & Links: Kecia Gaither, MD From the Show: Dr. Ward Bond’s Life Changing Wellness Summary: Contradicting health headlines and commentary-filled social media feeds bombard expectant [...]

What is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist?

April 2019 “Your general provider may elect to have the patient be seen only once for a consult, may elect for concurrent care with the specialist, or depending on the [...]

Wait, You Can Use the Copper IUD for Emergency Birth Control

April 24, 2019 The IUD, which stands for intrauterine device, is a tiny, T-shaped device that sits in the uterus to prevent pregnancy, according to Kecia Gaither, MD, director of [...]

What Your First Delivery Says About Your Second

By Danielle Braff, 4/15/19 “When all is said and done,” says Kecia Gaither, OB-GYN and maternal fetal medical specialist at NYC Health and Hospitals/ Lincoln, “the best predictor of pregnancy outcome [...]