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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.

Meet Your Perineum: Expert Advice on Episiotomy and Tearing During Delivery

March 2019 "Dr. Kecia Gaither is the Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln.  “Some women may elect to prepare their perineum beforehand by gentle stretching with a lubricant [...]

Confronting Transphobia in Healthcare

George W. Citroner, March 08, 2019 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, said "I can't speak for all providers, but in my training days, there [...]

What You Need to Know About Postmenstrual Syndrome

March 2019 "Dr. Kecia Gaither, the director of perinatal services at NYC Health+Hospitals/Lincoln and a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, says that while there are similarities between [...]

Fables & Facts on Misleading Mommy Mantras

Written by: Kecia Gaither, MD, March 7, 2019 "Bringing a child into the world can be a scary endeavor, and getting the health facts straight about what to consume (or avoid) [...]

Harlem Fine Arts Show honors NYC Health + Hospitals physicians

AmNews Staff Reports | 3/7/2019 The NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln honoree was Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG, director of Perinatal Services and director of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Click HERE for the [...]

Lincoln’s Doctor Honored At Art Show

March 3, 2019 This year’s Lincoln Hospital honoree was Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, director of Perinatal Services and director of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Click HERE for the full article [...]

We Know Surprisingly Little About How Birth Control Affects Our Brains

By Kasandra Brabaw , March 01, 2019 “Overall, oral contraceptives have a number of benefits,” says ob-gyn Kecia Gaither, MD, who’s also board-certified in maternal fetal medicine. Those benefits include pregnancy prevention, of [...]

Do you need a birth control detox?

By Chanel Dubofsky,  01.MAR.2019 If going off of hormonal birth control is proving rough for you and you're experiencing things like acne, menstrual irregularities, as well as a heavy periods [...]

I Tried CBD Products for Period Pain, & Here’s What Happened

by Elizabeth Yuko, Feb 28, 2019 Similarly, Dr. Kecia Gaither, who is double-board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln tells SheKnows [...]

7 Things To Know Before Getting the Epidural

February 28, 2019 "Most women feel numbness from the waist down after an epidural, says ob-gyn Kecia Gaither, MD, Director of Perinatal Services for NYC Health+Hospitals/Lincoln. “They may feel pressure [...]

What’s Up with the ‘Sports Vagina’?

Written by Gabrielle Kassel, February 25, 2019 Kecia Gaither, MD, OB-GYN, offers a similar sentiment: “The vaginal area contains two types of sweat glands: the eccrine glands, which produce moisture [...]

Confused About Pregnancy? 3 OB/GYNs Straighten Out The One Pregnancy Misconception They Hear All The Time

BY GRIFFIN WYNNE, 2/25/2019 For Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, a common misconception is [...]

Endometriosis is painfully common for women, so why aren’t we talking about it?

Stephanie Osmanski, 2/11/19 “There have been a number of proposed etiologies surrounding its incidence,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, director [...]

WHY THE IUD IS SUDDENLY QUEEN OF THE CONTRACEPTIVE WORLD

Erin Magner, February 7, 2019 "There are four kinds of hormonal IUDs, whose names read like the cast of a Disney Channel movie: Mirena, Skyla, Liletta, and Kyleena. They all [...]

14 Pregnancy Myths You Should Stop Listening To ASAP, According To Experts

By Rachel Shatto, 1/31/19 MYTH #1: CARRYING “HIGH” OR “LOW” CAN TELL YOU WHAT GENDER THE BABY IS Nope, says Dr. Kecia Gaither — a double board-certified physician in OBGYN [...]

Your Newborn Baby Girl Can Have a ‘Mini-period,’ & It’s Normal

by Caitlin Flynn, Jan 31, 2019 "But let’s back up for a minute. What exactly is a mini-period, and what causes it? “The hormonal milieu with pregnancy is something that can [...]

Early pregnancy symptoms: Signs you may be pregnant

By Lexi Dwyer, Jan. 29, 2019 "As the fertilized egg becomes embedded into the uterine lining, women may see a small amount of blood released which can last anywhere from a [...]

Does February Mess Up Your Period? Experts Say Calendar Dates Don’t Make A Difference

By Julia Guerra, January 22, 2019 "That being said, you can rest easy come Feb. 1, because according to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, director of perinatal services at NYC Health [...]

Dr. Gaither provided comments to Simplemost about things your OBGYN wants you to stop doing

7 Things Your Gynecologist Wants You To Stop Doing Ladies, this is an important read! By Brittany Anas, 1/17/19 We’ll just say it — gynecology appointments can be uncomfortable. And we’re [...]

What can I expect while recovering from a pregnancy loss?

January 17, 2019 "Expect feelings of sadness, possibly guilt. Fatigue. Depending on the clinical cause of the loss, you may still have symptoms of the disease process which caused the loss. [...]