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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 My Period Blood Color Normal

By Sarah Harris, Jan 10, 2023 Kecia Gaither, M.D., the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City, explained what the typical [...]

All About Your Mucus Plug & What It Does

By Grace Gallagher, Jan 9, 2023 In some cases it may even be reddish or bloody, Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified in OB/GYN, tells Romper. Simply put, the mucus plug protects the uterus [...]

Yes, Pregnancy Nose Is Real — Here’s What Experts Want You to Know

By Devan McGuinness, Jan 6, 2023 Pregnancy nose is an umbrella term for changes in the nose during pregnancy, and experiences can vary. For example, some find themselves with a constant [...]

Marsai Martin Says a Large Ovarian Cyst Caused Her ‘Constant Pain’

By María Cristina Lalonde, Jan 06, 2023 Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form on the ovaries, typically during ovulation. Most ovarian cysts are harmless, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified [...]

Couple’s Big Pregnancy Reveal Praised After Sister-in-Law’s 6 Miscarriages

By Soo Kim ,  Jan 5, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, told Newsweek: "Recurrent pregnancy losses—particularly when [...]

Abortion Pills Can Now Be Offered at Pharmacies

By Fortesa Latifi, January 5, 2023 Abortion pills can be used to induce abortion within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, according to the FDA. They are safe and effective — Kecia [...]

Abortion Pills Can Now Be Dispensed At Pharmacies

By Fortesa Latifi, Jan 4, 2023 Abortion pills can be used to induce abortion within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, according to the FDA. They are safe and effective – Kecia [...]

Your Ovaries Are Constantly Changing Size

By Kitti Palmai, Jan 04, 2023 There are several other reasons for size fluctuations, and most of them cause your ovaries to become enlarged, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN [...]

Best Nutrients For Postpartum Recovery

By Nina Chamlou, Jan 3, 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 maternal-fetal [...]

What Black Parents Need to Know About Infertility

By Nafeesah Allen, PhD, Jan 03, 2023 Kecia Gaither, MD, who is double board-certified in obstetrics & gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine, says that “Black women can have a high incidence of [...]

Scientists Finally Understand Hot Flashes–and How to Stop Them

By Heather Lightner, Dec 30 2022 Kecia Gaither is double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, as well as the director of perinatal services/maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health [...]

Could Stress Have Caused Meghan Markle’s Miscarriage?

By María Cristina Lalonde, Dec 28,2022 Other common causes of miscarriages include certain health conditions, including uterine and cervical anomalies, myomas, uncontrolled diabetes, infections, thyroid disease and extremes of weight, according [...]

The Products Doctors Used To Handle Their Menopause Symptoms

By Tessa Flores, Dec 27, 2022 In addition to massage and regular exercise, Gaither said that implementing aromatherapy may help. Although there is little clinical evidence to support aromatherapy as any type of treatment, [...]

“We backslid”: Doctors talk about how abortion care changed in 2022

By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Dec 26, 2022 As access becomes more restricted and fragmented, states with stronger abotion protections face their own challenges. Dr. Kecia Gaither, a board-certified physician in OB-GYN and [...]

What Does Spotting Look Like and Should I Be Concerned?

By Leah Emily Minoza, Dec 22, 2022 In general, spotting refers to any light vaginal bleeding outside of a woman's expected menstrual period. Note the term "light"; gynecologists consider a bleeding [...]

6 Ways To Relieve Gas Pain After A C-Section

By Olivia Youngs, Dec 19, 2022 Change your position frequently If taking a full-on walk seems like too great a feat to master, even something as simple as moving your legs [...]

Can I Become Pregnant in Perimenopause?

By Izzie Price, Dec 15, 2022 "Each woman is different, as such, perimenopause will occur at different ages," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal Medicine at NYC Health + [...]

Amy Schumer Speaks Candidly About Struggle With Endometriosis

By María Cristina Lalonde, Dec 14, 2022 According to Kecia Gaither, M.D., a double board-certified in OB-GYN and director of perinatal services and maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the [...]

Why Do Varicose Veins Appear During Pregnancy?

By Edgary Rodríguez R., Dec 14, 2022 In addition to the pressure in the venous system, the causes are related to hormonal changes. Specifically, progesterone relaxes the vascular walls and decreases [...]

Breast Cancer: Researchers Say It’s OK to Pause Long-Term Treatment for Pregnancy

By Eileen Bailey, Dec 13, 2022 “This confirms previous studies with the recurrence rate similar to women who did not stop treatment,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, an OB/GYN in maternal [...]