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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.

Becoming a mother during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2021 (WTNH)– One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic being felt at the hospital is a baby boom. Less travel, fewer work commitments and a lot more “lockdown downtime,” [...]

How UTIs can affect the brain

By MaryElizabeth Williams, MAY 4, 2021 "Older patients have suppressed immune systems," explains Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. "Younger patients have stronger immune systems, and unless [...]

Everything You Need to Know About IUD Insertion

Written by Simone Scully on April 28, 2021 “Many times your health provider will opt to place an IUD with menses, as the cervix will be slightly dilated,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, [...]

5 Common Ovulation Pains and How to Ease Them

By Karla Walsh & Jo Yurcaba, 4/28/21 For some, ovulation pains like cramps may be "a unilateral twinge," while for others, they can be more severe. "Knowing your cycle well is very [...]

Average Female Reproductive Age Has Expanded, Study Finds

By Sarah Fielding, April 26, 2021 One aspect that may be more difficult to change is a person’s socioeconomic status. “Higher socioeconomic demographics appear to equate with a longer reproductive [...]

The Men Who Would Rather Chug Mystery Breast Milk Than Get the COVID Vaccine

By Lauren Vinopal, April 22, 2021 The problem is that the research on vaccinated breast milk is still very preliminary and mostly based on one small study of only six lactating [...]

The Best Online Pregnancy Support Groups for Black Families

By Toketemu Ohwovoriole, Published on April 20, 2021 “As it is well-known high perinatal morbidity and mortality are seen among women of color," says Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and director [...]

Are Your Bath Bombs Vagina-Safe?

by  Morgan Mandriota, April 16, 2021 “While bath bombs are fragrant, pretty, and offer the joy of a luxurious bath experience, they have the potential to affect the delicate skin of [...]

Doctors Explain How Often You Can Take Plan B and Why You Might Consider Other Options

April 15, 2021 by Sydni Ellis The bottom line? If you've had unprotected sex or your birth control failed, and you feel Plan B is the best option for you, you should [...]

A Realistic Guide to Safer Sex During COVID-19

Written by Gabrielle Kassel on April 12, 2021 “Prior to any sexual encounter, it’s recommended that all partners be screened for HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and herpes,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board certified physician [...]

You Can’t Contract an STD or STI from Masturbation — but There’s a Catch

Written by Gabrielle Kassel on April 12, 2021 Kecia Gaither, MD, who’s double board certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine, and the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, [...]

I Had a Planned C-Section—Here’s What to Expect

by Christine Coppa, APR 07, 2021 "At this point, a partner is permitted to enter the OR, and the surgeon is given a scalpel to make a horizontal incision (in [...]

The Best 8 Birth Control Pill Services of 2021

Written by Julia Malacoff on April 7, 2021 Monophasic. “These have the same amount of estrogen and progestin in each active pill in the pack,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, a double [...]

Can You Have Sex with a Yeast Infection?

By Gabrielle Kassel, April 07, 2021 If your partner does get a yeast infection and you're not both properly treated, you could end up just passing the same yeast infection back and forth to each other, [...]

It’s Time to Normalize What Happens to the Body After a Miscarriage

By Melissa Willets, April 02, 2021 In addition to breast changes and weight gain, Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., double board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services [...]

Does Brown Discharge Mean You’re Going Into Labor? Here’s What Experts Say

by Ashley Jones and Grace Gallagher, March 31, 2021 Like so much about pregnancy, the answer to this question isn’t totally universal for every person. “It is quite possible that a bloody [...]

This Is The Deal With Your Mucus Plug & What It Does

by Grace Gallagher, March 31, 2021 In some cases it may even be reddish or bloody, Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of [...]

Your Chronic Pregnancy Cough Is Annoying but Not Uncommon, According to Doctors

by SYDNI ELLIS, March 30, 2021 "Chronic cough should be evaluated by a physician as that may portend to something more serious such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or TB," said Dr. Gaither. While [...]

Is it safe to take Cymbalta while pregnant?

By Lindsay McClelland | MARCH 29, 2021 The short answer is: It depends. Like all medications, it’s essential to immediately consult with your doctor if you are or plan to become pregnant. [...]

7 Signs Your Baby Has Dropped & Is On The Way

by ANGELA JOHNSON and JESSICA BOOTH March 29, 2021 As your third trimester of pregnancy comes to a close, the baby will “drop” lower into the pelvis. Kecia Gaither, director of perinatal services at [...]