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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.

FDA Approves Vivjoa (Oteseconazole) for Chronic Yeast Infections

By Eileen Bailey on May 3, 2022 “It looks to be a novel drug predicated for those women with refractory recurrent yeast infections,” says Kecia Gaither MD, MPH, FACOG, Director of Perinatal Services at [...]

Why Does PMS Make You Sleepy? Period Fatigue Can Have Many Causes

By Arielle Tschinkel, May 3, 2022 As for what causes pre-period fatigue, you can blame it on your hormones. Along with other PMS symptoms — all of which can cause or [...]

How Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Impact Parents, Pregnant People, and People Who Want To Get Pregnant

By Amber Leventry, Tracy Collins Ortlieb, May 03, 2022 In the meantime, people in marginalized communities will be most profoundly impacted by such restrictive laws because access to necessary medical care may not [...]

You’re Not Broken: The Mental Health Effects of Infertility

By Andrea Rice, May 2, 2022 What causes infertility? Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, explains that [...]

Best Ways to Relieve UTI Pain and Urgency at Night

By Scott Frothingham, Apr 29, 2022 Experts also recommend drinking plenty of fluids, unsweetened cranberry juice, and taking probiotics. Just because there are OTC options to relieve UTI discomfort, you shouldn’t [...]

How much alcohol is safe to drink while breastfeeding and how long you need to wait after imbibing

By Rebecca Strong, Apr 29, 2022 "Remember that everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, and that rate can change from day to day," says Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN [...]

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 [...]