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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.

Here’s The Deal With Birth Control & Infertility, According To Experts

by Jennifer Parris, Oct. 18, 2021 Still, if you’ve been on birth control since, like, forever and now want to get pregnant, you don’t have to worry, because birth control doesn’t [...]

Exactly How to Do a Self Breast Exam So You Never Have to Wonder Whether Or Not to Call Your Doctor 

By Kaitlin Vogel  OCTOBER 11, 2021 Giving yourself routine exams is the only way to know what your norm is. “Breast self-exams allow you to have an awareness of the normal feel [...]

Which vitamins to take during pregnancy? 25 Doctors Share their Recommendations for Pregnancy Supplements

WeAreFeel Team, October 08, 2021 Women should take supplements during pregnancy, and in particular, I always recommend vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for cardiovascular and brain health, as well as acting [...]

Electronic Devices Could Help You Manage Your Period Pain

By Jennifer Post, October 7, 2021 "TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a methodology utilized to assist in alleviating pain, but the success of such is variable among individuals," Gaither [...]

COVID-19 VACCINE & PREGNANCY 

@MonicaMoralesTV, October 7, 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither was a guest Medical Expert on PIX11 and discussed the COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy. Is the shot safe for expectant moms? Pregnant women who [...]

Everything You Need To Know About The Pregnancy Hormone Relaxin

by Angelique Serrano, Oct. 5, 2021 “Relaxin is a hormone, belonging to the superfamily of insulin, that is made in both men and women. It affects the connective tissue component of [...]

How Uterine Fibroids Can Affect Pregnancy

By Kate Ferguson, October 1, 2021 A health professional with more than 20 years of experience as an ob-gyn, Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, the director of perinatal services at New York [...]

Large Study Raises Questions About Ovarian Cancer Screening

By Risa Kerslake, September 30, 2021 Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG, who is double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was disappointed as well. "I'd hoped that universal screening would afford [...]

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

Emily Laurence・September 07, 2021 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 [...]

Coconut Oil For Yeast Infections? Maybe, Maybe Not

by Nikkya Hargrove August 21, 2021 Dr. Gaither, recognizes, “There is no known confirmatory research indicating coconut oil as an effective methodology for treating vaginal yeast infections.” Click HERE for the full article.

You Should Really Avoid the Period Blood Face Mask Trend

Written by Chloe Toscano, August 19, 2021 Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, explained that the hype surrounding period blood masks comes from the elements present [...]

6 Top Prenatal Nutrients

By  Julia Peterman, August 13, 2021 While nausea during pregnancy is expected, pregnant people may be surprised by a metallic taste in their mouths. However, according to a small 2009 [...]

How Many Calories Breastfeeding Burns and What It Means for Losing Weight

By Zara Hanawalt, August 09, 2021 There is no simple answer to the question of how many calories you can burn while nursing. It comes down to your body and the amount you [...]

Experts say calendar dates don’t make a difference.

BY Julia Guerra AND Amanda Arnold, AUG. 3, 2021 According to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, director of perinatal services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln, who's double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, your [...]

Can You Bleach Your Hair While Pregnant?

by Angelique Serrano, July 26, 2021 “Hair dye contains chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide and ammonium hydroxide,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D. double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine. “Research is [...]

Why Do You Get a Metallic Taste in Your Mouth During Pregnancy?

By Elisa Cinelli , Published on July 26, 2021 Along with a metallic taste, you also may experience other taste changes. According to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, who is board-certified in both [...]

15 science-backed ways to relieve period cramp

Madeline Kennedy , Laura Goldman Jul 23, 2021 Kecia Gaither, MD, director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, says the following herbs are her favorites: Gingeris a natural anti-inflammatory that [...]

Best Acne Treatments for Pregnancy

by Jessica Migala, Medically Reviewed by Jessica Wu, M.D., Updated: July 22, 2021 Just like your body, your skin has a mind of its own when you’re pregnant. “Pregnancy confers a lot [...]

Why You May Want to Breakup With Toilet Paper for a Bidet

Grace Gallagher, July 21, 2021 If you’re not sold, ultimately, as Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, says, “it’s an individual’s personal preference to [...]

The one-routine procedures used to be standard practice in childbirth.

Written by Jennifer Post, July 20, 2021 "There is no methodology to predict if a woman will require this procedure until the fetal head crowns, at which point the health provider [...]