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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.

Is Sex During Pregnancy Safe?

By Kathi Valeii, Feb 27, 2023 “You can never give statistics on who is going to feel what,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of perinatal services and maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health [...]

The 6 Best Pregnancy Tests of 2023

By Rachael Schultz, Feb 24, 2023 “The ‘best’ at home pregnancy test will depend on your needs and your budget,” adds Kecia Gaither, MD, double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal [...]

Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Breast Milk

By Kate Daniel, Feb 24, 2023 "Microplastics are ubiquitous in the environment. It seems that humans cannot escape them, as they can be inhaled, inadvertently consumed or get through our [...]

Is ‘Pregnancy Nose’ a Thing?

By María Cristina Lalonde, Feb 21, 2023 "Pregnancy is a time of hormonal flux resulting in physiologic changes of various body parts, the nose being one of them," explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., [...]

What Happens if This Common Abortion Pill Gets Banned?

By Julia Ries, Feb 21, 2023 “I believe if access to safe methods for pregnancy termination are banned there will be more botched abortions, septic abortions, hysterectomies, hemorrhages, and maternal deaths,” Dr. [...]

The 9 Best Pregnancy Tests of 2023

By Deanna McCormack and Katrina Cossey, Feb 17, 2023 Pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) through your urine (or blood if you visit the doctor’s office). “Pregnancy tests are approximately 99% [...]

Health Screenings Black Women Should Consider

By Brianna Graham, Feb 15, 2023 “Disparities play a huge role in the disease burden of Black women,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, an ob-gyn in The Bronx, New York. Gaither says that many [...]

Why Are Some People Misdiagnosed Even With Symptoms of Endometriosis?

By Leandra Beabout, Feb 9, 2023 The main symptoms of endometriosis involve pain, including pelvic pain, rectal pain, painful sex and painful periods, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN [...]

1 in 10 Postpartum People Develop High Blood Pressure After the Standard 6-Week Check-Up, According to a Study

By Kathryn Watson, Feb 9, 2023 We spoke with board-certified OB-GYN Kecia Gaither, MD, who practices at NYC Health and Hospitals in the Bronx, New York, and is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics [...]

17 Menopause Symptoms

By Breanna Mona, Feb 3, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither shares some treatment options and management tips below, but also highlights the risks associated with some treatments.  Hormone therapy (HT): Also known as [...]

Common bumps on the areola, Montgomery glands can sometimes get clogged, and may need treatment if they get infected.

By Elizabeth Millard, Feb 2, 2023 The antibacterial properties also aid in keeping the breast milk sterile while it’s being ingested by the baby, adds Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of perinatal services [...]

‘I’m a Gynecologist and These Are the Only Types of Underwear You Should Be Wearing’

By Alexa Casanova, Feb 2, 2023 Because excess moisture can cause an overgrowth of bacteria, and potentially lead to infection, gynecologists say to look for moisture-wicking claims while underwear shopping. “Ideally [...]

Weight Bias Is a Problem in Health Care. Here’s What Doctors Can Do

By Elizabeth Millard,  Feb 1, 2023 That doesn’t mean never talking about weight. But it does involve a shift toward more respect and collaboration, and a thoughtful approach around how weight [...]

Early Signs Of Pregnancy: Pregnancy Symptoms To Know

By Lexi Dwyer and Kait Hanson, Jan 30, 2023 "Some people may be miserable with morning sickness while others aren't, because just like every woman is different, every pregnancy is different," Gaither says, adding [...]

What Is Ectopic Pregnancy and Its Risks?

By Leandra Beabout, Jan 25, 2023 "Ectopic pregnancies do not resolve on their own," Gaither said, adding the only path forward is eliminating the tissue before it causes the fallopian tube [...]

Researchers Say IVF-Conceived Children Develop At the Same Level as Other Kids

By David Rossiaky, Jan 24, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, double board-certified OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, and the director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in [...]

Managing Uterine Pain During Sex

By Grace Gallagher, Jan 23, 2023 "Dyspareunia is quite basically pain noted during sex; pain can be felt externally on the labia or internally in the vagina, uterus or pelvis," said Kecia Gaither. [...]

The 9 Best Shampoos For PCOS Hair Loss, According to Doctors

By Megan Gray, Jan 22, 2023 The hormonal imbalances caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can lead to increased levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and other hormones which, according to double board-certified [...]

The 16 Best Maternity Leggings for 2023, Tested and Reviewed

By Katrina Cossey, Jan 20, 2023 “Maternity leggings should feel strictly flexible and supportive—never be too tight or restrictive,” said Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS/MBA, FACOG, an OB/GYN, maternal fetal medicine [...]

Thyroid Disease Requires Lifelong Management

By Helen Massy, Jan 16, 2023 The thyroid might be a small gland in the neck, but it plays a large role in maintaining the body's metabolism, said Kecia Gaither, M.D., [...]