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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.

Inducing Labor at 41 Weeks May Be Safer Than ‘Wait and See’ Approach

by George Citroner on November 20, 2019 “[We] assess the cervix, its consistency, dilation, [and] position to determine if a cervical ripening agent is needed to soften and thin out [...]

Vitamin D Equals Healthy Pregnancy, On The Label And In The Aisle

By Dr. Kecia Gaither, November 15, 2019 Proper nutrition is key to the health of any individual, but perhaps most important to pregnant mothers. The health of women during pregnancy [...]

Here’s When Your Belly Button Will Pop Out During Pregnancy

By Lindsay E. Mack, Nov 11, 2019 Generally, about 20 weeks in is when the pregnancy belly button will pop out, says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and [...]

PSA: Emergency Birth Control and Abortion Pills Are Not the Same Thing

Nov. 7, 2019 “Emergency birth control—which includes different kinds of pills and the copper IUD—helps prevent pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected sex,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, director of [...]

What’s the Difference Between a Doula and a Midwife?

By Lizzy Francis, Nov 05 2019 Doulas and midwives serve quite different purposes during delivery — and have different levels of training. One is all about managing a mother’s energy and [...]

Here’s When Your Stomach Gets Hard During Pregnancy

By Lindsay E. Mack, Nov 5, 2019 Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG explains to Romper via email. In fact, the uterus is actually softened by the hormones associated with pregnancy, she says, [...]

Will Straining When I Poop Hurt My Baby?

By Lindsay E. Mack, Nov 4, 2019 There are other medical reasons why it’s ideal to avoid straining when you go number two, particularly during pregnancy. “If a woman has been [...]

Can You Use Heated Car Seats While Pregnant? Experts Explain

By Cat Bowen, Nov 3, 2019 But Kecia Gaither, MD, director of perinatal services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, tells Romper that typically, "Heated car seats don’t get that [...]

What’s the Most Effective Type of Birth Control?

By Deanna deBara, 11/1/19 It’s not just the effectiveness that makes LARCs a solid choice for birth control. “It’s a onetime cost. They're long-acting. They have minimal side effects, for the [...]

I Created a Period Cheat Sheet For My Boyfriend — You May Find It Helpful, Too

November 1, 2019 by Lauren Pardee Sometimes debilitating cramping occurs due to PMS when the uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aka NSAIDs) like ibuprofen can help, [...]

My Doctor Said Lesbians Don’t Need Pap Smears, but She’s Wrong

By Hannah Brashers, October 31, 2019 I decided to talk to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG about my experiences. I’d recently read an article that featured Dr. Gaither in which she discussed [...]

How Your Vagina & Vulva Change in Your 30s, 40s & Beyond

by Elizabeth Yuko. Oct 24, 2019 Although the vaginal and vulva are two distinct body parts (and don’t trust anyone who tells you otherwise), they “work as a contiguous unit throughout [...]

How To Reduce Your Risk Of Preeclampsia, According To Experts

By Lindsay E. Mack, Oct 23, 2019 What's so magic about aspirin? Well, it's still kind of difficult to say. "While there hasn’t been a definitive etiology as to the occurrence [...]

The Real Reason You Get Horny During Your Period

By Suzannah Weiss, Oct 22, 2019 Another potential reason you feel randier during your period could be psychological, OB/GYN Dr. Kecia Gaither tells Bustle. "You don't have to worry about becoming pregnant — [...]


By Kells McPhillips, OCTOBER 21, 2019 Women who are pregnant arguably need the flu shot more than anyone else, says Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board-certified OB/GYN. “In a pregnant woman, the [...]

FDA Says Don’t Use CBD, THC Products While Breastfeeding

by Julia Ries on October 21, 2019 “There are no real human studies evaluating [cannabis’s] effect on the maternal fetal [relationship] or with breastfeeding, and really there would be no [...]

How Long After Being Induced Do You Give Birth? Well, That Depends

By Christin Perry, October 15, 2019 After you've been induced, Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health [...]

Australian Clinicians Uncertain About Managing Risk-Reducing Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy

By Marilynn Larkin, October 13, 2019 But Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in Bronx, New York, said in an email to Reuters Health, "I don't [...]

Organic & Natural Health Associations Push on Vitamin D and Healthy Pregnancy Makes Label Debut with Simply GOODFATS

10/10/2019 “I don’t see a downside to telling pregnant women to take vitamin D,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and scientific advisory council [...]

The Birth Control Ring: What an Ob-Gyn Wants You to Know

Wednesday, October 9th 2019 The birth control ring is a very safe and effective way to prevent an unwanted pregnancy—if used correctly. “NuvaRing is a small, flexible ring you insert [...]