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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.

25 expert-loved shapewear that are smoothing, curve-hugging and easy to wear — from $12

By Camryn La Sala and Fran Sales, Mar 28, 2023 Furthermore, while shapewear isn't meant to make you feel extremely constrained and cramped, it is meant to be snug, says Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified physician [...]

Postmenopause: Signs, Symptoms And What To Expect

By Breanna Mona, Mar 23, 2023 Some postmenopause complications are possible due to the decline of hormone levels, particularly estrogen, explains Kecia Gaither, M.D., a double board-certified physician in obstetrics and [...]

The Vulva Positivity Movement

By Clara Wang, Mar 23, 2023 For Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN in New York City who looks at various vulvas every day during childbirth and Pap smears, a healthy [...]

Is Hysterical Pregnancy a Real Thing?

By Reniel Anca, Mar 21, 2023 "In many cases, these women have experienced some type of past emotional trauma, like sexual abuse, or have experienced extreme poverty," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., who [...]

Yes, Pregnancy Brain Is Real. And It Starts Sooner Than You Might Think

By Sara Yongblood Gregory, Mar 17, 2023 While it sounds like a pain, it's thought that pregnancy brain is actually your body's way of focusing on the needs of a future [...]

Menstruation Could Be the Cause of Your Mouth Pain

By Alisa Williams, Mar 17, 2023 "Estrogen and progesterone increase prior to menses, increasing blood flow to the gums, thus, making them more sensitive to bacteria and plaque buildup," said Kecia Gaither, [...]

4th trimester survival tips for exhausted, stressed parents

By Nicole Fabian-Weber, Mar 17, 2023 “This is also the time period that mothers are physically recovering while contending with emotional stresses of a fragile, dependent newborn,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, who’s double [...]

Treatments for Endometriosis Include Drugs, Surgery, Hormone Therapy

By Leandra Beabout, Mar 14, 2023 Getting an endometriosis diagnosis can take a long time—an average of 8.6 years, according to one study—because the disease's symptoms can also indicate many other conditions, [...]

Understanding Uterine Cancer

By Grace Gallagher, Mar 13, 2023 "Endometrial cancer is essentially cancer of the uterus," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC [...]

Why This FDA-Approved Drug for Pre-Term Birth is being Pulled From the Market

By Chantelle Pattemore, Mar 13, 2023 Despite both being early forms of labor, preterm birth and miscarriage aren’t the same. “The difference technically revolves around the gestational age at the time [...]

How Women Differ From Men in Matters of Sex

By Jennifer Sizeland, Mar 10, 2023 Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN based in New York City, suggested these tips to awaken your sex life: Great sexual encounters begin in the [...]

9 Ways to Support Your Birthing Partner During Labor and Delivery

By Blair Sharp, Mar 9, 2023 Kecia Gaither, MD, director of perinatal services and maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals in the Bronx, says that the benefits of a [...]

The 4th trimester: What new parents need to know about this fragile period

By Nicole Fabian-Weber, Mar 9, 2023 “The fourth trimester refers to the post birth time interval — the first 12 weeks post birth,” explains Dr. Kecia Gaither, who’s double board-certified in [...]

Key to Eliminating Medical Racism May Lie in Universal Healthcare

By Eglė Krištopaitytė, Feb 27, 2023 However, Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H, double board-certified in OB/GYN, notes it is worth asking whether they really increased or there is more transparent awareness on the [...]

What You Should Know About Endometriosis

By Leandra Beabout, Feb 27, 2023 "Endometriosis is a clinical condition in which endometrial cells—cells which line the inside of the uterus—implant outside of the uterus," explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., who [...]

Is Sex During Pregnancy Safe?

By Kathi Valeii, Feb 27, 2023 “You can never give statistics on who is going to feel what,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of perinatal services and maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health [...]

The 6 Best Pregnancy Tests of 2023

By Rachael Schultz, Feb 24, 2023 “The ‘best’ at home pregnancy test will depend on your needs and your budget,” adds Kecia Gaither, MD, double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal [...]

Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Breast Milk

By Kate Daniel, Feb 24, 2023 "Microplastics are ubiquitous in the environment. It seems that humans cannot escape them, as they can be inhaled, inadvertently consumed or get through our [...]

Is ‘Pregnancy Nose’ a Thing?

By María Cristina Lalonde, Feb 21, 2023 "Pregnancy is a time of hormonal flux resulting in physiologic changes of various body parts, the nose being one of them," explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., [...]

What Happens if This Common Abortion Pill Gets Banned?

By Julia Ries, Feb 21, 2023 “I believe if access to safe methods for pregnancy termination are banned there will be more botched abortions, septic abortions, hysterectomies, hemorrhages, and maternal deaths,” Dr. [...]