In the News

/In the News

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.

What Is Cytomegalovirus?

By Elisa Cinelli, Apr 29, 2022 Often, there are no symptoms. "Most people by the age of 40 have been infected, yet don't know," says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a double-board [...]

How to Ease Heartburn During Pregnancy

By Lexi Dwyer, Apr 27, 2022 “Heartburn feels most often like a burning sensation in the chest. The sensation can rise into the throat, accompanied by a bitter or sour [...]

The 5 best menstrual cups that’ll save you a ton of money compared to tampons or pads

By Ariana DiValentino, Apr 21, 2022 Anyone who recently had vaginal surgery, an abortion, or given birth should avoid using a menstrual cup for at least six weeks, Dr. Kecia Gaither, an [...]

The Ramzi Theory: Can It Really Predict Your Baby’s Biological Sex?

By ​Wendy Wisner, Apr 20, 2022 Although the Ramzi theory is interesting, experts agree that it's not an accurate way to predict your baby's sex. Kecia Gaither, M.D., who is double [...]

4 Myths About Black Patients and Chronic Pain

By Shelby Deering, Apr 18, 2022 “The myth that Black people can tolerate pain better than individuals of other ethnicities is just that—a myth—rooted in racism and bias,” says Kecia Gaither, MD. It’s [...]

Black maternal health inequities are a ‘national crisis’ — here’s what advocates are doing to change that

By Taayoo Murray, Apr 14, 2022 Dr. Kecia Gaither, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, agrees that there is an urgent need to address [...]

Best postpartum belly wrap

By Brigitt Earley, Apr 11, 2022 “Belly bands are basically belts made of a rigid material,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director [...]

Postpartum Recovery Kit: Must-Haves for a Vaginal Birth

By Brigitt Earley, Apr 11, 2022 The hospital generally provides sanitary pads, mesh underwear, toothpaste, a comb and mouthwash, says Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., a double board-certified OB/GYN and maternal [...]

Cervical Cancer and Black Women: When to Get Screened, Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

By Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC, Apr 8, 2022 "Patients with prior abnormal Paps, those with AIDS/HIV or other high-risk factors may require more frequent evaluation," Gaither says. Click HERE for the full [...]

What Is Reciprocal IVF? A Guide To This Fertility Option For LGBTQ+ Couples

By Deirdre Kaye, Apr 8, 2022 To elaborate on reciprocal IVF, Scary Mommy asked Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, to offer expert [...]

Lube Plays Both a Bigger and Smaller Role in Pregnancy Than You Think

By Sydni Ellis, Apr 7, 2022 Kecia Gaither, M.D., a double-board-certified physician in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine in New York City, has kept up with these findings. "I'm not aware of any [...]

What Exactly Is Estrogen Dominance—and Is It Even Real?

By Helen Massy, Apr 5, 2022 Estrogen and progesterone exist in a balance, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New [...]

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection in women — here’s what you need to know

By Taayoo Murray, Apr 5, 2022 Dr. Kecia Gaither, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx points out to Yahoo Life that some people think bacterial vaginosis [...]

What to Expect from Anal STI Testing — and Why It’s a Must

By Gabrielle Kassel,  Apr 4, 2022 Most anal STIs can be tested for by culturing anal swabs, says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, who is double board certified in obstetrics and [...]

What Is Cytomegalovirus? And How Does It Affect Pregnancy?

By Wendy Wisner, Mar 31, 2022 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that most of us get in our lifetimes, sometimes without even knowing it, says Kecia Gaither, MD, a physician who is [...]

6 reasons why you keep getting yeast infections, from antibiotic use to hygiene

By Erin Heger, Mar 28, 2022 How to treat it: Consuming probiotics while you are taking an antibiotic or after finishing antibiotics can help restore the beneficial bacteria that help keep yeast infections [...]

See the Breathtaking Moment Twins Make Their Debut in Rare ‘Mermaid’ Birth

By Kaitlin Stanford, Mar 28, 2022 “An en caul birth is an incredibly rare event where the baby is born encased in their amniotic sac,” Dr. Kecia Gaither recently told Care.com. (And she [...]

When Should You Be Concerned About Ovulation Bleeding?

By Helen Massy, Mar 25, 2022 Before the onset of ovulation, estrogen levels increase, then decline post-ovulation, and progesterone levels increase rapidly, added Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., director of perinatal services [...]

The Limitations of Prenatal Genetic Testing

By Stephanie Anderson Witmer, Mar 24, 2022 "Prenatal tests allow parents the opportunity to readily identify issues in a timely manner, such that they can make a determination to maintain [...]

Can I Use a Vibrator While Pregnant?

By Cat Matta, Mar 21, 2022 “First and foremost, you need to have a discussion with your healthcare provider concerning its use and the type of vibrator utilized,” advises Kecia Gaither, [...]