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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.

Signs Your Embryo Transfer May Have Been Successful

Written by Sara Lindberg — Updated on June 8, 2021 One early sign of pregnancy, for some people, is sore breasts. If your breasts are swollen or tender to the touch and hurt when you [...]

How to Get Mammograms and Other Crucial Tests if You Don’t Have Insurance

By Jennifer Chesak, June 07, 2021 For the uninsured and underinsured, safety-net providers are available. "Options for health care include community health centers, walk-in clinics, concierge clinics, cash-only clinics, and direct care providers," Gaither says. "These can offer [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Getting An Epidural

by Jennifer Parris, May 28, 2021 After your epidural is inserted and starts kicking in, you’re probably going to start feeling pretty fine. So fine, in fact, that you might just [...]

The Women’s Health Products Real OBGYN’s Keep In Their Medicine Cabinets

by Danielle Sinay, MAY 27, 2021 My favorite women’s health product is Acidophilus tablets,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and Associate Professor [...]

4 Takeaways from AHPA’s 9th Botanical Congress

By  Julia Peterman, May 26, 2021 We were able to get 800 doctors on the frontlines access to vitamin D, which, many doctors didn’t have time to stop and buy [...]

Plan B Morning-After Pill: What You Need to Know

Medically reviewed by Carolyn Kay, M.D. — Written by Amy Mackelden on May 26, 2021 There are a few reasons to not take Plan B, according to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a double board [...]

What do implantation cramps feel like? How to tell the difference between implantation and menstrual cramping

Erin Heger, May 21, 2021 Implantation occurs during pregnancy when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall. As part of this process, the body releases prostaglandin — a hormone that [...]

What Is A Molar Pregnancy? There’s A Reason Why You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It

by Jennifer Parris, May 19, 2021 There are two types of molar pregnancies: a complete molar and a partial molar pregnancy. “A complete mole means that there is no fetus or [...]

Being Pregnant During a Pandemic

by: Gayle Guyardo, May 14, 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither is a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and holds a Masters’ degree in Public Health. She is also, [...]

Your Guide To Hiking During Pregnancy

by Tiffany Eve Lawrence, May 12, 2021 “Heatstroke is a matter not to be taken lightly, particularly with pregnancy,” says Kecia Gaither, OB-GYN. Preterm labor is a possibility if you don’t properly [...]

7 Things to Know About Home Pregnancy Testing

By Vanessa Caceres, May 7, 2021 Some of the pricier home pregnancy tests may have a slight advantage because they can sync with an app to help you interpret the results [...]

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies (Mali/(Morocco)) 

BBC News – 6th May 2021 Dr. Gaither was a guest medical expert on this segment.  A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies - two more than [...]

Becoming a mother during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2021 (WTNH)– One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic being felt at the hospital is a baby boom. Less travel, fewer work commitments and a lot more “lockdown downtime,” [...]

How UTIs can affect the brain

By MaryElizabeth Williams, MAY 4, 2021 "Older patients have suppressed immune systems," explains Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. "Younger patients have stronger immune systems, and unless [...]

Everything You Need to Know About IUD Insertion

Written by Simone Scully on April 28, 2021 “Many times your health provider will opt to place an IUD with menses, as the cervix will be slightly dilated,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, [...]

5 Common Ovulation Pains and How to Ease Them

By Karla Walsh & Jo Yurcaba, 4/28/21 For some, ovulation pains like cramps may be "a unilateral twinge," while for others, they can be more severe. "Knowing your cycle well is very [...]

Average Female Reproductive Age Has Expanded, Study Finds

By Sarah Fielding, April 26, 2021 One aspect that may be more difficult to change is a person’s socioeconomic status. “Higher socioeconomic demographics appear to equate with a longer reproductive [...]

The Men Who Would Rather Chug Mystery Breast Milk Than Get the COVID Vaccine

By Lauren Vinopal, April 22, 2021 The problem is that the research on vaccinated breast milk is still very preliminary and mostly based on one small study of only six lactating [...]

The Best Online Pregnancy Support Groups for Black Families

By Toketemu Ohwovoriole, Published on April 20, 2021 “As it is well-known high perinatal morbidity and mortality are seen among women of color," says Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and director [...]

Are Your Bath Bombs Vagina-Safe?

by  Morgan Mandriota, April 16, 2021 “While bath bombs are fragrant, pretty, and offer the joy of a luxurious bath experience, they have the potential to affect the delicate skin of [...]