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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 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 [...]

Early Pregnancy Symptoms: First Signs of Pregnancy

By Ojus Patel, June 22, 2021 The increase in blood volume can create headaches in those first few weeks. Drink plenty of water, and know that acetaminophen (Tylenol) is usually considered [...]

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 [...]

High-Risk Pregnancy Open Enrollment Tips

By Jennifer Chesak, June 16, 2021 Gaither says those planning to have a baby should think about insurance needs that might arise before pregnancy and those that may come after. "It is [...]

No, Your Vagina Does Not Need ‘Detox Pearls’

By Lauren Gruber, June 16, 2021 Vaginal detoxes are unnecessary because the vagina can generally clean itself, Kecia Gaither, M.D., an ob-gyn, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and the director of perinatal services for [...]

How to Partner More Effectively with Your Patients on Treatment Plans

By Risa Kerslake | June 15, 2021 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, board-certified in both OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln frequently works with undeserved [...]

Is it safe to take Topamax during pregnancy?

By Sarah Bradley | Jun. 15, 2021Medically reviewed by Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH Use of Topamax isn’t advised during any part of pregnancy—but especially during the first trimester due to the instances of [...]

Signs Your Embryo Transfer May Have Been Successful

Written by Sara Lindberg — Updated on June 8, 2021 One early sign of pregnancy, for some people, is sore breasts. If your breasts are swollen or tender to the touch and hurt when you [...]

How to Get Mammograms and Other Crucial Tests if You Don’t Have Insurance

By Jennifer Chesak, June 07, 2021 For the uninsured and underinsured, safety-net providers are available. "Options for health care include community health centers, walk-in clinics, concierge clinics, cash-only clinics, and direct care providers," Gaither says. "These can offer [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Getting An Epidural

by Jennifer Parris, May 28, 2021 After your epidural is inserted and starts kicking in, you’re probably going to start feeling pretty fine. So fine, in fact, that you might just [...]

The Women’s Health Products Real OBGYN’s Keep In Their Medicine Cabinets

by Danielle Sinay, MAY 27, 2021 My favorite women’s health product is Acidophilus tablets,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and Associate Professor [...]

4 Takeaways from AHPA’s 9th Botanical Congress

By  Julia Peterman, May 26, 2021 We were able to get 800 doctors on the frontlines access to vitamin D, which, many doctors didn’t have time to stop and buy [...]

Plan B Morning-After Pill: What You Need to Know

Medically reviewed by Carolyn Kay, M.D. — Written by Amy Mackelden on May 26, 2021 There are a few reasons to not take Plan B, according to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a double board [...]

What do implantation cramps feel like? How to tell the difference between implantation and menstrual cramping

Erin Heger, May 21, 2021 Implantation occurs during pregnancy when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall. As part of this process, the body releases prostaglandin — a hormone that [...]

What Is A Molar Pregnancy? There’s A Reason Why You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It

by Jennifer Parris, May 19, 2021 There are two types of molar pregnancies: a complete molar and a partial molar pregnancy. “A complete mole means that there is no fetus or [...]