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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.

This Is When Your Belly Button Might Pop Out During Pregnancy

by Jennifer Parris, March 23, 2021 Generally, about 20 weeks in is when the pregnancy belly button will pop out, says Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN [...]

Child Spacing: Is There an Ideal Age Gap Between Children?

Written by Sara Lindberg. March 23, 2021 According to Kecia Gaither, MD, double board certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, it’s best to [...]

Pandemic Pregnancies; What to Expect When You Are Expecting During COVID-19

PIX11 celebrates Women’s History Month PIX11 talks to Dr. Kecia Gaither about navigating a pregnancy during COVID-19 by: Amanda DeSilva, Elle Spektor, Monica Morales, Posted: Mar 22, 2021 Click HERE to watch.

Can Coconut Oil Help With PCOS For Real?

By Grace Gallagher, March 22, 2021 Before talking about whether or not coconut oil can help ease PCOS symptoms, it’s important to understand what PCOS is, because it’s not totally black [...]

Here’s When & Why Your Stomach Gets Hard During Pregnancy

by Lindsay Mack, March 19, 2021 As the fetus continues to grow, this hard part of your belly will extend upward because the uterus is growing and putting pressure against the [...]

A Case for Visiting the Gynecologist Annually, Even If You’re Not Sexually Active

By Mallory Edwards, March 17, 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither explained what to look for in credentials: “Board Certification lets the consumer know that the physician has put in the time [...]

Vaccination Hesitation Conversation Series: Pandemic Pregnancy with Dr. Kecia Gaither

Today With Dr. Kaye By Micarie Kemp • 3/11/2021 Click HERE to listen to the program.

The 8 Best Gas Medicines of 2021

By Alena Hall,  Fact checked by Ashley Hall, March 10, 2021 In pregnancy the hormonal effects, particularly from progesterone, slows the digestive system by relaxing the smooth muscles. As such there is [...]

Pregnant People Can Pass COVID Antibodies to Baby in the Womb

By Sarah Fielding, March 04, 2021 According to Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board-certified OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, pregnant people with [...]

FDA Warns Against Homemade Infant Formula

By George Citroner, February 26, 2021 “Babies not receiving adequate nutrition from homemade formulas run the risk of malnutrition, stunted growth, and stunted neurodevelopment,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board certified in [...]

Can I Go To Urgent Care For A UTI?

Mira Research Team, FEB 25, 2021 Dr. Gaither says, “if you suspect that you have a UTI, it’s best to have it evaluated and treated with antibiotic by a health [...]

The Dirty Truth About Feminine Cleansing Products

By Jennifer Aldrich, February 25, 2021 "The vagina is a self-cleaning organ," explains Kecia Gaither, M.D., a physician who's double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine and the director of perinatal [...]

Sirius XM : Explore the racial disparities in the healthcare system during Doctor Radio’s all-day special

02/24/2021 Sexual Health and Wellbeing: Dr. Miriam Greene talks about Black women and higher rates of maternal death during and after childbirth with Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, Director of Perinatal Services [...]

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Switching Your Birth Control

By Cassie Shortsleeve,  FEB 24, 2021 It’s important to keep your family-planning timeline in mind when choosing a form of birth control. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) such as an IUD—either a [...]

Things Your Body Is Trying To Tell You When Your Period Comes Early

By Felisa Wiley, FEB. 23, 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, director of perinatal services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln, previously told Elite Daily that “the length of a month [...]


By: Bibi Deitz, February 2021 But PMS has a cruel cousin, PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), which is a more intense syndrome that can cause damage to little things like your personal [...]

The strange science behind phantom baby kicks

By Diana Spalding, February 2021 Dr. Kecia Gaither told Healthline that "When this happens, nerve receptors continue to fire or be stimulated to the extent that the brain thinks there is fetal [...]

Babies Hiccup in the Womb and 6 Other Weird Facts About Fetal Behavior

By Patrick A. Coleman, Feb 12 2021 “Babies can do anything in the womb that we do as adults,” explains OB/GYN Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health [...]

What IUDs Really Feel Like During Sex, According to Guys

by Carina Hsieh and Hannah Smothers,  FEB 8, 2021 Besides that initial period of slight cramping, neither you or a partner should “feel” the IUD, OBGYN Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, [...]

What are Some of the Common Causes of Miscarriage?

February 2, 2021, by Sarah Bradley Kecia Gaither, M.D., double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, says maternal [...]