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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.

Premature Births Have Increased 12% In the Past Decade, CDC Report Says

By Kaitlin Vogel, Feb 5, 2024 The medical term for people over 35 who become pregnant is “advanced maternal age,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, double board certified in OB-GYN and [...]

Black women are less likely to receive epidurals during labor. Here’s why.

By Taayoo Murray, Feb 2, 2024 Access may play a role in substandard pain management during labor and childbirth. “There are many health care facilities across the country which have [...]

Higher antioxidant intake may lower risk of low back pain in women

By Jessica Freeborn, Jan 23, 2024 Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in [...]

Exercise After a Hysterectomy: Examples, Tips, and Activities to Avoid

By Kim Grundy, Jan 19, 2024 How do you exercise safely after a hysterectomy? There are several surgical options for a hysterectomy, said Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, a board-certified OB/GYN [...]

When to Start Eating Dates in Pregnancy

By Sarah Bradley, Jan 17, 2024 There are several reasons why you might consider adding dates into your pregnancy diet. When dried, dates are pretty good at satisfying a sweet tooth, [...]

Normal female testosterone levels by age

By Taneia Surles, Jan 12, 2024 Both males and females produce testosterone in their bodies. “While many think that testosterone is a male-only hormone, it has a functionality for women too,” [...]

Pregnancy Checklist

By Payton Sy, Jan 11, 2024 Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine provider, suggests treating conditions like: Diabetes. Thyroid disease. Hypertension. “Comorbid conditions, especially uncontrolled diabetes, can [...]

Early menopause and HRT among hormonal factors linked to heightened rheumatoid arthritis risk

By Eileen Bailey, Jan 10, 2024 “[This is] a fascinating and novel study exploring the relationship between the hormonal milieu and the development of RA (rheumatoid arthritis),” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, an [...]

January 2024 When it comes to pregnancy, thankfully, there aren’t many things you need to abstain from except maybe alcohol and smoking (which goes without saying). You’ll probably be able [...]

What To Know About Swimming While Pregnant

By Beth Ann Mayer, Jan 8, 2024 Swimming provides a long list of benefits during pregnancy, says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln [...]

Best Ways to Relieve UTI Pain and Urgency at Night

By Scott Frothingham, Jan 8, 2024 Experts also recommend drinking plenty of fluids, unsweetened cranberry juice, and taking probiotics. Just because there are OTC options to relieve UTI discomfort, you shouldn’t [...]

By Rachael Schultz, Jan 6, 2024 When selecting a pregnancy test, it’s important to remember that different types of tests have different thresholds, so some will test positive sooner than [...]

What Experts Want You to Know About Paget’s Disease

By Elizabeth Millard, Dec 19, 2023 One important note is that although Paget's disease of the breast primarily affects women, it is possible for men to develop the condition as [...]

When Breast Cancer Metastasizes to the Lung

By Elizabeth Millard, Dec 13, 2023 Breast cancer is considered metastatic when it spreads to other parts of the body. A lung is one of the most common sites for this type [...]

Endometriosis: The Pain Is Not In Your Head

By Dominique Lambright, Dec 13, 2023 The most important thing to remember, according to Gaither, is that uterine health may be affected by a wide variety of factors, both internal and [...]

What to Know About Fungating Breast Cancer

By Elizabeth Millard, Dec 13, 2023 Signs that you’re dealing with fungating breast cancer tend to be very obvious, says Kecia Gaither, M.D., an OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist at [...]

Racial Bias in Healthcare: Nurse calls Black woman’s unborn child a ‘hoodlum’

By Te-Erika, Dec 12, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither, the Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health says this common bias in healthcare is an underlying cause of the [...]

What Causes a Threatened Miscarriage?

By Elisa Cinelli, Dec 6, 2023 A provider will also look to see if your cervix has dilated and check if your membranes are still intact. “If we see a closed [...]

Are more women living with extreme cortisol imbalance—or is social media just telling us that?

By Lisa Marie Basile, Dec 4, 2023 According to Kecia Gaither, MD, OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, NY, cortisol [...]

Aromasin and Arimidex for Breast Cancer: What’s the Difference?

By Elizabeth Millard, Nov 30, 2023 “These drugs lower the production of estrogen, since that can cause cancer growth in certain types of breast cancer,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of [...]