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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.

Polyhydramnios: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

By Jennifer Larson, Nov 8, 2022 “During labor, it is important to be vigilant about the possibility of cord prolapse,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, an OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist, and [...]

What You Eat Doesn’t Change How Your Vagina Smells

By Leandra Beabout, Nov 4, 2022 However, medical experts say there's no evidence to support these claims. Kecia Gaither, M.D., is board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and director of perinatal [...]

Why Does Everything Smell Bad When You’re Pregnant?

By Nicola Appleton, Nov 04, 2022 “[Smell] hypersensitivity is typically noted in the first trimester and decreases as gestation continues,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS/MBA, FACOG, a double board-certified OB/GYN and [...]

How Ectopic Pregnancy Got Drawn Into the Abortion Debate

By Rozalynn S. Frazier, Oct 31, 2022 For more advanced ectopic pregnancies, in situations where a fallopian tube has ruptured, or for patients who have a preexisting condition that interferes with the [...]

Everything You Need to Know About IUD Insertion

By Simone Marie Scully, Oct 26, 2022 “Many times your health provider will opt to place an IUD with menses, as the cervix will be slightly dilated,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, [...]

The Products Porn Stars Use To Have Sex While On Their Periods

By Tessa Flores, Oct 25, 2022 "While the vagina is a self-cleaning organ, douching with warm water, if one must, is a viable choice over utilizing douches with chemicals and fragrances," said Dr. [...]

COVID in pregnant women

By Risa Kerslake, Oct 24, 2022 Pregnancy is a time when your immune system isn’t at its strongest, explains Dr. Kecia Gaither, who is double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine. [...]

The 7 Best Nausea Bands For Pregnancy, According To Experts

By Megan Gray, Oct. 22, 2022 Another option on the market is battery-operated acustimulation bands that use low-voltage electrical pulses to prevent nausea. Dr. Gaither tells Scary Mommy, “Research has shown [...]

How Long Does A Miscarriage Last?

By Ashley Jones, Oct 22, 2022 “Average recovery time varies from woman to woman, depending on the gestational age the miscarriage occurred, and the methodology in which it occurred — naturally [...]

The 6 Best Positions for Giving Birth, According to Experts

By Jennifer Larson, Oct 20, 2022 Sitting, whether it’s atop a stool, a birthing ball, or a bed, is also considered an upright position. Some research suggests that it can be helpful [...]

How Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Affects Pregnancy

By Helen Massy, Oct 20, 2022 Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is a hematologic disorder characterized by a paucity of platelets, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and the director [...]

Yes, You Can Have A Miscarriage Without Bleeding

By Ashley Jones, Oct 20, 2022 “‘Miscarriage’ is defined as the expulsion of the fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independent from the mother,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, [...]

First Trimester of Pregnancy

October 18, 2022 “Within the first eight weeks, the embryo develops rudimentary structures for all body systems—it’s at this point in gestation that one can observe a heartbeat,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither. [...]

What’s Your Risk of Uterine Fibroids?

By Gabrielle Kassel, Oct 17, 2022 Obesity Increases Your Risk. People of reproductive age with a higher body mass index (BMI) are at greater risk for a number of ovulatory problems and reproductive [...]

This Chart Shows How Long To Wait After Drinking To Breastfeed

By Grace Gallagher, Oct 15, 2022 This is a guideline, though, not a hard and fast rule. Many factors are at play when it comes to metabolizing alcohol. “Blood alcohol levels [...]

The Best Maternity Leggings That Are Expert And Mom Approved

By Elyse Moody, Forbes Vetted, Oct 14, 2022 Read on for more details on these leggings for pregnancy, as well as to see which postpartum picks Dr. Kecia Gaither, a practicing OB/GYN and [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Egg Freezing

By Christina Heiser, Oct 14, 2022 "Multiple reasons exist for egg freezing," says Kecia Gaither, M.D., double board-certified doctor in ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services and maternal [...]

Why Getting Enough Calcium During Pregnancy Is Important

By Edgary Rodríguez R., Oct 13, 2022 “It’s important for pregnant women to consume adequate amounts of calcium during pregnancy, as it supports the musculoskeletal, nervous and circulatory systems of both [...]

Help! My Tampon Is Stuck

By Kitti Palmai, Oct 12, 2022 "Retained tampons aren't lost. They get lodged in the posterior fornix of the vagina," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and a maternal-fetal medicine expert [...]

PCOS and Fertility: What to Know When Planning a Family

By Kelly Kling, Oct 2022 "It's estimated that between 6 and 15 percent of women in the U.S. suffer from PCOS," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and director of [...]