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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.

Specialist Q&A: What Can an Obstetrician-Gynecologist Do for You?

By Helen Massy, Dec 2022 Kecia Gaither, M.D., is board certified in both obstetrics-gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine and serves as director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln [...]

Why do we yawn — and why is it so contagious? Experts explain.

By Frances Gatta, Dec 2, 2022 Yawning is not necessarily “contagious” in the medical sense of the word, Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified physician in ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine at [...]

Helena Bonham Carter Talks Going Through Menopause With Kids

By María Cristina Lalonde, Dec 1, 2022 Despite falling on opposite ends of the reproductive period, puberty and menopause have many similarities. For starters: "Both states reflect dynamic hormonal fluctuations impacting both [...]

Hailey Bieber Has an Ovarian Cyst ‘the Size of an Apple’

By María Cristina Lalonde, Nov 30, 2022 Other symptoms of ovarian cysts include pelvic pain, pelvic pressure and bloating, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., who is board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal [...]

Urinary tract infections: Dissolving vaccine tablet as effective as antibiotics

By Annie Lennon, Nov 30, 2022 Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, FACOG, double board certified OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist and director of Perinatal Services and Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC [...]

Review Finds Sperm Counts Declining Around the World

By Wendy Wisner, Nov 30, 2022 If you find this statistic concerning, you are not alone. “More attention needs to be paid to the situation as it can impact humanity as [...]

Cannabis Use Is On the Rise Among Pregnant People. What Are the Risks?

By Kaitlin Vogel, Nov 29, 2022 “Cannabis should be avoided during pregnancy [and] breastfeeding,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, FACOG, a double board certified OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist and director of [...]

Can I Cure My Fibroadenoma Naturally?

By Leah Emily Minoza, Nov 29, 2022 Science does not appear to sway in favor of home remedies. For example, there is no scientific evidence denoting curing of lesions with castor [...]

What to Do When You’re Constipated During Pregnancy

By Edgary Rodríguez R., Nov 28, 2022 "Gut motility decreases during pregnancy due to hormonal influences," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., who is board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and the director of [...]

What Acupuncture Can Do For Some Of The Most Common Pregnancy Pains

By Danielle Ramos-Sullivan, Nov 26, 2022 "Acupuncture's premise of action is to unblock energy channels within the body effectively," says double board certified OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. [...]

Breast Soreness Before a Period—Why Does It Happen?

By Ashley Mateo, Nov 24, 2022 "The medical term for premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness is cyclical mastalgia," Kecia Gaither, MD, an OB-GYN, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and the director of perinatal services [...]

Senior Sex: Top Tips for People Older Than 65

By Helen Massy, Nov 22, 2022 Kecia Gaither, M.D., is board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, and the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, [...]

What Is Multifetal Reduction—and Should I Consider It?

By Wendy Wisner, Nov 22, 2022 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, a double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, agrees with this sentiment, and emphasizes the economic strain that can [...]

Thanksgiving Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

By Elisa Cinelli, Nov 21, 2022 "Eating under-cooked meats increases the risk of developing infections such as listeria or salmonella," says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS/MBA, FACOG, a double board-certified OB/GYN and [...]

Drinking During Pregnancy May Change Baby’s Brain Structure

By Eileen Bailey, Nov 21, 2022 “Alcohol consumption mechanisms appear to be layered, with both immediate and long-term effects,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, the director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC [...]

Acupuncture During Pregnancy May Help Relieve Low Back and Pelvic Pain

By Kaitlin Vogel, Nov 21, 2022 “I think it’s important to keep an open mind on various approaches to medical care — holistically, Western medicine, Eastern medicine, and otherwise,” said Dr. Kecia [...]

Breastfeeding May Benefit Maternal Heart Health

By Rachel MacPherson, CPT, Nov 11, 2022 "This is a fascinating and groundbreaking study. Research has always delved for the most part into health benefits for the baby, but not so [...]

Study Finds Major Risk Factor for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

By George Citroner, Nov 9 2022 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, noted that “the specific underlying pathophysiology [...]

What to Expect at a Gynecologist Checkup

By Brianna Graham, Nov 9, 2022 At some point during your visit, your provider will also check your breasts for lumps. “Your doctor will also keep an eye out for nipple [...]

The Products Doctors Used To Handle Their Menopause Symptoms

By Tessa Flores, Nov 9, 2022 A deeply hydrating a calming facial cream, an aromatherapy kit and diffuser and an internet-famous personal neck fan. Menopause can take effect between the ages of 45-55, according to Dr. Kecia Gaither, a [...]