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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.

This public health pro and Black mom shares how BIPOC mothers should stand up for their health during pregnancy.

by Brianna Graham Health Writer, Jan 14, 2022 Black women share horrifying stories about their labor and delivery experience on a regular basis. Even worse are the stories of Black women [...]

Here’s How To Deal With Postpartum Itching

by Grace Gallagher, Jan. 14, 2022 “Postpartum women may have vaginal itching primarily [for] two reasons: stitches from an episiotomy or vaginal dryness secondary to the hormonal fluctuations (decrease in estrogen) associated [...]

A woman had spontaneous quadruplets. The chances of this happening are one in 1 million, a doctor said.

By Kelly Burch, Jan 13, 2022 Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB-GYN, said the chances of spontaneous quadruplets fall somewhere between 1 in 700,000 and 1 in 1 million. A quad pregnancy can [...]

Here’s The Deal With Postpartum Body Odor (& How To Get Rid Of It)

by Grace Gallagher, Jan. 12, 2022 “Vaginal scent may change due changes in the pH, old blood in the vagina from lochia, moisture, and vaginitis due to hormonal fluctuations,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, [...]

Facts vs. Myths About Uterine Fibroids

By Jeanette L. Pinnace • January 10, 2022 “Women trying to understand their risk of developing fibroids—and their options if they’re diagnosed—are often thwarted by misinformation circulating about this potentially confusing condition,” explains [...]

Suspect You Might Have Uterine Fibroids?

By Jeanette L. Pinnace • January 10, 2022 Ultrasound, which employs sound waves to create an image of the uterus, is one common diagnostic test. During the procedure, a doctor or [...]

Over-the-Counter Remedies to Relieve Vulvar Discomfort

By Bonnie Azoulay Elmann, January 6, 2022 "Injury/trauma, surgery, dermatitis, or a bad shaving experience can also cause discomfort," added Kecia Gaither, M.D., who is double-board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal [...]

Choosing Between Egg Freezing and Embryo Freezing

By Bonnie Azoulay Elmann, January 5, 2022 "I believe that women are opting to freeze their eggs in greater numbers than the other modality of embryo freezing," confirmed Kecia Gaither, [...]

5 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Having Sex

By Fashionblogger, 12/31/21 Most women experience painful periods and menstrual cramps. One of the ways to lessen the cramps and period pain is indulging in lovemaking. According to Dr Kecia Gaither, if [...]

No, ‘Winter Vagina’ Is Not a Thing

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT, December 22, 2021 "There is no clinical entity known as winter vagina," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG, a double board-certified OB-GYN. "I have no idea how the [...]

Is melatonin safe while breastfeeding?

Wendy Wisner, December 22, 2021 And it’s not just the short-term usage of melatonin that concerns doctors. “I am not aware of any research evaluating long-term use of melatonin while [...]

A COVID-19 Booster Shot Is Recommended if You’re Pregnant

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT, December 17, 2021 "If the appropriate interval of time has passed from receiving the second injection, pregnant people are advised to get the booster," said Kecia Gaither, [...]

Recognize the Signs of Miscarriage

By Chloe Toscano,  December 17, 2021 The symptoms of miscarriage include vaginal bleeding, the passage of tissue and pain in the abdomen, pelvic region, and back, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, [...]

Using Forceps During Childbirth Can Have Lifelong Complications, Research Shows

By Alexandra Frost, December 15, 2021 Forceps may be used in a variety of instances, usually resulting from an unexpected complication during birth. “The primary reasons for [forcep] use include maternal [...]

What You Should Know About Pregnancy When You Have Crohn’s

by Cassie Shortsleeve, Dec 14, 2021 If you have Crohn's and are thinking about getting pregnant, it’s best to have a preconceptual evaluation with both an obstetrician and gastroenterologist first, says [...]

How Graft-Versus-Host Disease Can Affect the Vulva and Vagina

By Risa Kerslake, December 14, 2021 GVHD is considered a common complication of bone marrow transplants and the condition is classified as either "acute" or "chronic." Researchers estimate that anywhere [...]

Can I Take Zoloft While Breastfeeding?

By Wendy Wisner, December 13, 2021 No medication comes without risks, whether you are breastfeeding or not, but doctors generally consider Zoloft quite safe for breastfeeding parents to take. “Sertraline, or [...]

Keep Your Vagina Happy With High-Quality Lube

By Risa Kerslake, December 10, 2021 Using artificial lubricants can help moisturize the vulva and vagina, decrease friction and enhance sexual pleasure, said Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG, who is double board-certified [...]

No, You Don’t Need an At-Home Test to Monitor Your Vaginal Microbiome

By Bonnie Azoulay Elmann, December 8, 2021 "Probiotics, yogurt consumption, acidophilus tablets or suppositories can increase the concentration of these lactobacillus bacteria," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., who is double board-certified in [...]

Can Coughing Too Much Hurt Your Baby In The Womb?

by Angelique Serrano, Dec. 8, 2021 “Coughing in pregnancy can be frequent due to the physiologic changes that accompany gestation,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of perinatal services in the Bronx’s NYC [...]