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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.

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 [...]

Why Diarrhea Can Be a Sign That Labor Is Approaching

By Beth Ann Mayer, Oct 10, 2023 “During labor, substances called prostaglandins serve to cause effacement and dilation of the cervix,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, FACOG, who is double board-certified [...]

Why ‘Geriatric Pregnancy’ Is a Thing of the Past

By Melissa Willets, Oct 6, 2023 Is It Harder To Get Pregnant After 35? The ability to conceive after age 35 varies significantly from person to person. "The number one factor [...]

Can a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Cause Upper Back Pain?

By Gabrielle Kassel, Oct 3, 2023 The pain is the most apparent when touched on that area of the back, explains Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of perinatal services at [...]

Best Bidets of 2023

By Rena Goldman, Oct 2, 2023 Bidets can reduce the risk of developing urinary tract infections, improve hygiene, and ease the pressure and pain associated with the use of toilet paper [...]

Premenstrual disorders may raise early menopause risk, study shows

By Eileen Bailey, Sep 22, 2023 “Informing your health provider of symptoms such that an etiology can be identified and treated accordingly,” Dr. Gaither told MNT. According to Dr. Gaither, blood test [...]

Post The Overturning Roe V. Wade, Women’s Mental Health Matters

By Rykia Bernard, Sep 20, 2023 Mental-health professionals have since proclaimed the damaging effects of forcing a woman to carry a nonviable fetus, only to bury it within minutes of [...]

Abortion chatbot Charley helps women end their pregnancies: ‘Let’s get started’

By Melissa Rudy, Sep 19, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified OB/GYN and director of maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, described Charley as a [...]

Pregnant woman with brain cancer refuses abortion: ‘Killing my baby wouldn’t have saved me’

By Melissa Rudy, Sep 12, 2023 "We recommend that you get an abortion." That was the advice Tasha Kann received from doctors in Michigan shortly after she learned that she had brain cancer [...]

Prioritizing Equitable Prenatal Care for Expecting Mothers

By Kecia Gaither, Sep 05, 2023 It’s a stark reality reflected in our country’s dismal maternal health outcomes, and recently symbolized by the tragic death of elite athlete Tori Bowie: Too [...]

19 Best Pregnancy Sex Positions, According To Doctors And Sex Experts

By Jasmine Gomez, Jessica Migala and Gabrielle Kassel, Aug 28, 2023 First Trimester: Cross Buttocks. Yep, this is kind of a wild sex position, but why not go for it before your [...]

25 expert-loved shapewear that are smoothing, curve-hugging and easy to wear — from $12

By Camryn La Sala and Fran Sales, Mar 28, 2023 Furthermore, while shapewear isn't meant to make you feel extremely constrained and cramped, it is meant to be snug, says Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified physician [...]