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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.

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 [...]

Postmenopause: Signs, Symptoms And What To Expect

By Breanna Mona, Mar 23, 2023 Some postmenopause complications are possible due to the decline of hormone levels, particularly estrogen, explains Kecia Gaither, M.D., a double board-certified physician in obstetrics and [...]

The Vulva Positivity Movement

By Clara Wang, Mar 23, 2023 For Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN in New York City who looks at various vulvas every day during childbirth and Pap smears, a healthy [...]

Is Hysterical Pregnancy a Real Thing?

By Reniel Anca, Mar 21, 2023 "In many cases, these women have experienced some type of past emotional trauma, like sexual abuse, or have experienced extreme poverty," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., who [...]

Yes, Pregnancy Brain Is Real. And It Starts Sooner Than You Might Think

By Sara Yongblood Gregory, Mar 17, 2023 While it sounds like a pain, it's thought that pregnancy brain is actually your body's way of focusing on the needs of a future [...]

Menstruation Could Be the Cause of Your Mouth Pain

By Alisa Williams, Mar 17, 2023 "Estrogen and progesterone increase prior to menses, increasing blood flow to the gums, thus, making them more sensitive to bacteria and plaque buildup," said Kecia Gaither, [...]

4th trimester survival tips for exhausted, stressed parents

By Nicole Fabian-Weber, Mar 17, 2023 “This is also the time period that mothers are physically recovering while contending with emotional stresses of a fragile, dependent newborn,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, who’s double [...]

Treatments for Endometriosis Include Drugs, Surgery, Hormone Therapy

By Leandra Beabout, Mar 14, 2023 Getting an endometriosis diagnosis can take a long time—an average of 8.6 years, according to one study—because the disease's symptoms can also indicate many other conditions, [...]

Understanding Uterine Cancer

By Grace Gallagher, Mar 13, 2023 "Endometrial cancer is essentially cancer of the uterus," said Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC [...]

Why This FDA-Approved Drug for Pre-Term Birth is being Pulled From the Market

By Chantelle Pattemore, Mar 13, 2023 Despite both being early forms of labor, preterm birth and miscarriage aren’t the same. “The difference technically revolves around the gestational age at the time [...]