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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.

Hilary Swank is expecting twins at 48. Doctors say a healthy pregnancy at her age is possible, but can be difficult.

By Kelly Burch, Oct 6, 2022 Being an older pregnant person and carrying twins both increase the risk for pregnancy complications, Dr. Kecia Gaither, who is double board-certified in OBGYN and maternal-fetal medicine and [...]

What Is The Cause Of My Vaginal Itching?

By Izzie Price, Oct 4, 2022 Kecia Gaither MD, Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, posits causes such as: “Dermatological conditions like [...]

8 Potential Reasons It Burns When You Pee

By Kitti Palmai, Oct 3, 2022 Bladder and renal stones are mineralized stones that form in the bladder and kidneys, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine expert in [...]

Here’s Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Perimenopause

By Natalia Lusinski, Oct 2, 2022 “Perimenopause begins years before actual menopause,” OB/GYN Kecia Gaither, tells TZR in an email. “It reflects a period of time when the ovaries begin to gradually [...]

Don’t Neglect Your Dental Care During Pregnancy

By Edgary Rodríguez R., Sept 27, 2022 "It's important for pregnant women to see a dentist early in pregnancy or during the preconceptual period to address all periodontal issues," said Kecia Gaither, [...]

Hysterectomies: Understanding When This Procedure Is Performed

By Sarah Tascone, Sept 21, 2022 A hysterectomy, by definition, is the removal of the uterus, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln [...]

Spices During Pregnancy Might Just Be a Woman’s Best Friend

By Kitti Palmai, Sept 21, 2022 "Some spices are actually beneficial to use in pregnancy as they add nutrients and essential minerals to foods consumed; others may increase risk of uterine contractions and, [...]

Dr. Gaither was featured in the Upstate Medical Alumni Journal

Fighting Healthcare Disparities Dr. Kecia Gaither was featured in the Upstate Medical Alumni Journal's Autumn 2022 issue as one of their Champions of Women's Health. Click HERE for the full [...]

Looking After Your Reproductive Sexual Health

By Helen Massy, Sept 2022 Supporting your reproductive health. Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, serves as the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health [...]

How a Double Uterus Affects Pregnancy Outcomes

By Kitti Palmai, Sept 14, 2022 "These anomalies occur during the embryonic period. The embryonic tissue which ultimately forms the renal system also forms the uterus; as such, if a uterine [...]

What Is a Hymen? No, It’s not Proof of Virginity

By Michele Theil, Sept 14, 2022 "The hymen is formed during fetal development," explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., an OB-GYN in New York City. "The thickness, shape and size of a hymen [...]

We Need to Talk About OASIS Risk for Pregnant Women

By Leah Emily Minoza, Sept 14, 2022 Obstetric anal sphincter injuries are a type of pregnancy complication that can occur during vaginal delivery. These injuries are also known as third- or [...]

Help! I’m Postpartum and My Hair Is Falling Out!

By Leah Emily Minoza, Sept 12, 2022 Hair loss occurs in 40 percent to 50 percent of all women during pregnancy. Telogen effluvium is quite common and usually develops two to four [...]

Thinking About Trying Birth Control for PCOS? Here’s Everything OB/GYNs Want You to Know

By Kaitlin Vogel, Sept 8, 2022 The exact underlying pathophysiology of PCOS is unknown. "What is known is that the condition is characterized by hormonal imbalance impacting normal ovarian function [...]

One woman’s IUD fell out without her knowing. Here’s why that can happen.

By Taayoo Murray, Sept 7, 2022 Other reported risk factors for IUD expulsion include heavy or painful periods, strong contractions during menses, incorrect IUD placement, a small uterine cavity and an [...]

The top 10 breastfeeding myths debunked by science

By Cradlewise Staff, Sept 2022 MYTH 3: Breastfeeding causes breasts to sag. FACT: Be honest—you’ve probably wondered, “Does breastfeeding make your boobs sag?” But you can’t pin sagging on nursing alone. Breastfeeding [...]

Your Vagina After Childbirth

By Jennifer Post, Aug 31, 2022 Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the Bronx, New York, said tearing is relatively common. "The need, or not, is determined [...]

Bipolar Disorder and Pregnancy: What to Expect and How to Manage the Risks

By Sarah Sheppard, Aug 31, 2022 Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS/MBA,  FACOG, Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, advises cautious use of lithium [...]

Third Trimester Pregnancy Must-Haves

By Brigitt Earley, Aug 30, 2022 “Some of the same symptoms are present in both the second and third trimesters,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H, F.A.C.O.G., a double board-certified physician in [...]

Second Trimester Pregnancy Must-Haves

By Brigitt Earley, Aug 29, 2022 No two pregnancies or bodies are the same, and the symptoms vary greatly from person to person. You may notice things like stretch marks, swelling, [...]