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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.

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 [...]

Natural Ways to Induce Labor: What Experts Recommend

By Payton Sy, RN, Nov 30, 2023 When she hears about her patients considering a "DIY approach," the safety factor is concerning for Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified OB-GYN [...]

Is the Blood Clot Risk From Birth Control Reversible?

By Kayla Hui, MPH, Nov 30, 2023 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, FACOG, a double board-certified doctor in OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, told Verywell that other groups are also at [...]

How Your Belly Button Changes During Pregnancy

By Sarah Bradley, Nov 29, 2023 Belly button changes in pregnancy are a result of the uterus pushing against the abdominal wall as it grows, says Kecia Gaither, MD, an ob-gyn and [...]

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of preterm birth among Black women

By Claudia Adrien, Nov 28, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither provided comments for this article.  A 'sunshine vitamin' deficiency among pregnant Black women is a significant predictor of preterm birth (PTB), [...]

The Difference Between an Embryo and a Fetus

By Beth Ann Mayer, Nov 14, 2023 The second trimester begins at 13 weeks, explains Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, FACOG, a double board-certified OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist, and director [...]

How to Choose a Maternity Hospital

By Payton Sy, RN, Nov. 9, 2023 According to Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine provider, amenities that make a difference include: Pain services, such as epidurals, nitrous [...]

How To Get a Good Night Sleep When Pregnant

By Sarah Bradley, Nov 1, 2023 Create better sleep habits. It can also be helpful to maintain a consistent sleep schedule and limit your use of digital devices before bed, says Kecia Gaither, [...]

Ask an OB/GYN: Can You Use Coconut Oil For a Yeast Infection?

By Beth Krietsch, Oct 31, 2023 Dr. Gaither isn’t so sure coconut oil is effective in this way. “There is no known confirmatory research indicating coconut oil as an effective [...]

What Are the Types of Breast Cancer?

By Elizabeth Millard, Oct 30, 2023 For men, breast tissue has less lobules and mainly consists of fat tissue, says Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of perinatal services and maternal fetal medicine [...]

If You Suffer From Urinary Leaks, Unexplained Constipation and/or Painful Sex, You Could Have This Sneaky Pelvic Problem

By Stacey Colino & Sara Lindberg, Oct 26, 2023 “Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic musculature, which supports the uterus, bladder and rectum, are weakened, causing the organs to drop [...]

High pregnancy weight gain tied to higher risk of death from heart disease, diabetes

By Eileen Bailey, Oct 25, 2023 “[I am] unsure as to why those who were underweight had a greater risk of death than those who were already overweight,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, [...]

How to Deal With Body Aches During Pregnancy

By Liz Callahan Schnabolk, Oct 20, 2023 When it comes to body aches in pregnancy, the most common complaint is definitely back pain, which a whooping 60 percent of pregnant women [...]

Updated: Best Nutrients For Postpartum Recovery

By Nina Chamlou, Oct 19, 2023 Iron is essential for maintaining healthy blood and energy levels, and replenishes blood stores lost from childbirth, explains Kecia Gaither, M.D., an OB/GYN and [...]