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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.


By: Bibi Deitz, September 18, 2020 “Observing guidelines for mask wearing, social distancing, and keeping hands clean is particularly important for pregnancy, when immunological competence declines. Eat foods which boost immune [...]

How Does a Posterior Cervix Affect Pregnancy?

By Sara Lindberg, September 17, 2020 The cervix is the lowermost portion of the uterus, and for the majority of your pregnancy, you can expect to have a cervix that [...]

What to Do If You’re Afraid of Giving Birth

By Beth Ann Mayer, September 17, 2020 We've all seen movies and shows with a birth: A woman's water breaks, she's writhing in pain and eventually, through screams, sweat, and tears, [...]

PLEASURE: CBD Lube Benefits & Products To Try

Written by Morgan Mandriota, September 11, 2020 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, vouches [...]

Pregnancy and Sleep Guide

by Paul Joe Watson, Published: September 2, 2020, Expert Verified By: Stacy Sutton, PT, DPT, WCS Insomnia. To explain the effects of insomnia during pregnancy, I spoke with Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Internal Condoms

By Gabrielle Kassel, August 31, 2020 The IUD, pill, patch, and implant can all be up to 99-percent effective when used correctly — but in some cases, user error (blanking on [...]

Rooting out systemic racism: Equal access to maternal, prenatal care

By  Kecia Gaither, MD, August 28, 2020 Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing national conversations around racial injustice, it is more important than ever that we identify and [...]

Yep, It’s Normal to Feel Phantom Kicks After Baby Has Left the Womb

by Sara Lindberg on August 28, 2020 “When this happens, nerve receptors continue to fire or be stimulated to the extent that the brain thinks there is fetal movement — clearly even [...]

8 Reasons You Feel Pain After Sex – And What to Do About It

by Ashley Mateo and Jazmine Polk, August 25, 2020 But sometimes ovarian cysts trigger achy pain, typically in the lower right or lower left side of the pelvis where your ovaries are. “If they’re large enough, ovarian [...]

All Your Most Pressing Questions About This Year’s Flu Shot, Answered by Health Experts

Emily Laurence, August 25, 2020 Myths abound about the safety of getting a flu vaccine if you’re pregnant, but experts say it’s both safe and essential for protecting you and your baby. “In [...]

Prenatal Depression May Affect Fetal Brain Development, Research Shows

By Elizabeth Millard Fact checked by Andrea Rice, August 21, 2020 Depression is a common problem with pregnant women that needs to be recognized by patients, their families, and their [...]

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

Posted on 08/20/2020 by Harlem World Magazine Join Harlemite Dr. Kecia Gaither, as she talks TeleHealth, COVID, and much more with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show. Click HERE to read and listen.

How to Advocate for Yourself As a Pregnant Black Woman

By Nina Bahadur, August 18, 2020 “If you are able to procure records from other facilities where you were treated, that's great information for the physician,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D., an ob-gyn [...]

The Best Home Cleaning Products to Use During Pregnancy

by Cassie Shortsleeve, Updated: August 18, 2020 Exposure to these chemicals could increase the risk in male fetuses for congenital reproductive anomalies, says Kecia Gaither, M.D., an OB/GYN and director of [...]

The 12 Best Pregnancy Sex Positions, According To Doctors

By Jasmine Gomez and Jessica Migala, AUG 14, 2020 What's better: The sex can feel amazing—like, even more amazing than before you got preggers. That's because, during gestation, your body’s levels of [...]

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of coronavirus infection

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by: Ethan Huff According to Dr. Kecia Gaither, screening for vitamin D is the first thing doctors should do when evaluating patients because “patients with adequate vitamin [...]

8 Reasons You Feel Pain After Sex—And What to Do About It

By Ashley Mateo and Jazmine Polk, August 11, 2020 An estimated one in ten women have endometriosis, a condition thought to be caused by uterine tissue that has migrated into the pelvic cavity, says Dr. Gaither. [...]

Lower Vitamin D Levels May Indicate High Risk of COVID-19 Infection: Doctors

By Meiling Lee, August 10, 2020 Dr. Kecia Gaither told The Epoch Times in an email that she screens all of her patients’ vitamin D levels as women who are [...]

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 [...]