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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Placenta Accreta: What It Means for Mom and Baby

By Marygrace Taylor, Updated July 20, 2021 Depending on how deeply the placenta is attached to the uterine wall, placenta accreta spectrum can be diagnosed as placenta accreta, placenta increta [...]

Here’s What Experts Say About Yoni Pearls & Infertility

by Jennfer Parris, July 19, 2021 Contrary to their name, yoni pearls aren’t pearls at all, although they tend to be white and somewhat pearl-shaped. Essentially, though, a yoni pearl is [...]

Your Burning C-Section Questions Answered

Written by Chloe Toscano, Reviewed by Lori McNeal, M.D., July 16, 2021 As you come out of surgery, the anesthesia and other drugs will begin to wear off. As a result, you [...]

Partners Experiencing Sympathetic Pregnancy Is Not As Weird As You Might Think

by Jennifer Parris, July 13, 2021 Some people take their partners’ pregnancies in stride. And then, there are the others who are belly aching about, you know, their bellies. “Some symptoms [...]

About At-Home Fertility Tests

by Jennifer Parris, July 10, 2021 There’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t take an at-home fertility test if you want to. Just keep in mind that while it does mimic [...]

Thinking About Trying Birth Control for PCOS? Here’s Everything OB/GYNs

By Kaitlin Vogel, July 9, 2021 The exact underlying pathophysiology of PCOS is unknown. “What is known is that the condition is characterized by hormonal imbalance impacting normal ovarian function resulting [...]

What Are Prenatal Vitamins–And When Should You Take Them?

By Lizzie Duszynski-Goodman, Contributor, Medically Reviewed, Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D. Gynecology-Obstetrics, Published: Jul 8, 2021 Adequate iron levels are crucial for delivery, too, says Kecia Gaither, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist and maternal-fetal medicine specialist [...]

Drinking Non-Alcoholic Beer During Pregnancy Comes With Some Risks

by Jennifer Parris, July 8, 2021 “No amount of alcohol is deemed safe during pregnancy, given its link to fetal alcohol syndrome,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN [...]

Here’s When You’re Clear To Have Sex After Getting An IUD

by Jennifer Parris, July 6, 2021 Depending on the type of IUD you get, you might have birth control protection immediately, or a few days after. “With a copper IUD, they [...]

Can Plan B Actually Make You Infertile? Experts Weigh In

by Jennifer Parris, July 2, 2021 Before you start worrying about being infertile, you need to know how Plan B works in the first place. Its main goal: to prevent ovulation [...]

Say Byeee to BV: The Best Treatment Options for Bacterial Vaginosis

Written by Steph Coelho on June 28, 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board certified OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health, stresses that it’s essential to get a full in-person [...]

Here’s How Much Sperm You Actually Need To Get Pregnant

by Cat Bowen and Jennifer Parris, June 28, 2021 As it turns out, it doesn't take as much sperm as you might think to knock you up. “A fertile male typically ejaculates 2-5 [...]

What To Eat When You’re Trying To Get Pregnant

by Jennifer Parris, June 25, 2021 Sure, a slice of tomato on your sandwich can help reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, but it can also help you get [...]

White discharge can be a sign of your period or something more serious — here’s how to tell

Toketemu Ohwovoriole, June 24, 2021 "Most women have an increase in vaginal discharge a few days prior to their period," says Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board-certified OB/GYN and director of [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Baby Kicks During Pregnancy

by Jennifer Parris, June 20, 2021 In order to understand when your baby can start kicking, you’ll need to know when your little one has the legs with which to accomplish [...]

NY doctor answers pregnancy questions for dads-to-be ahead of Father’s Day

by: Amanda DeSilva, Elle Spektor, Monica Morales, Posted: Jun 18, 2021 With Father’s Day just around the corner, PIX11 spoke with Dr. Kecia Gaither MD, a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine [...]