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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.

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 [...]

Constipation and stress may worsen menopause symptoms, study finds

By Jessica Freeborn, Oct 19, 2023 Non-study author Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, MS, MBA,FACOG, a double board certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine [...]

7 Ways To Encourage Your Baby To Move During Pregnancy

By Beth Ann Mayer, Oct 18, 2023 “The movements decrease late in the third trimester as space becomes compromised,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, FACOG, a double board-certified practitioner in OB-GYN and [...]

Kourtney Kardashian says pregnancy labelled ‘geriatric’ is ‘so wild’ – what to know

By Karla Renic, Oct 18, 2023 "The ability to conceive after age 35 varies significantly from person to person. 'The number one factor is really health,'" Parents quoted doctor Kecia Gaither, an OB-GYN [...]

Real Stories of Women Who Used a Birth Doula, Midwife and OB-GYN

By Jessica Estrada, Oct 16, 2023 Midwives are more than delivery-room helpers. They are health professionals, also referred to as certified nurse midwives, who support low-risk pregnancies with prenatal care and [...]

How Do You Connect With Your Baby After Surrogacy?

By Jessica Estrada, Oct 13, 2023 "Strong parent-child bonds may not happen immediately with everyone," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal [...]

How Common Are Missed Miscarriages?

By Sarene Leeds, Oct 11, 2023 “An anembryonic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg successfully attaches itself to the uterus, yet the subsequent embryo fails to progress in development,” explains Layan [...]

Abortion on demand: These 6 states allow women to get pregnancy-ending drugs by phone or online

By Melissa Rudy, Oct 10, 2023 Kecia Gaither, M.D., an OB/GYN and director of maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, said that relying exclusively on a telehealth [...]