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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.

ReachMD: Benefits of Delaying Cutting the Umbilical Cord

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Cervical Cancer Statistics and Racial Disparities

7 Ways to Prepare for an Unpaid Maternity Leave

While the Family and Medical Leave Act grants many parents up to 12 weeks of time off to spend at home with their new child, there is no guarantee that [...]

At Home Ovulation Kit Uses Saliva to Keep Track of Fertility

After an unexpected pregnancy nearly killed Helen Denise, the New Jersey-based woman came up with a plan to help other women avoid a similar situation, while also assisting those who [...]

FoxNews: Vaginal Weightlifting to Boost Sexual Health

Why You Shouldn’t Panic Over Birth Control Right Now

Natalia Lusinski Nov 23 2016 With Donald Trump as the president-elect, many women are wondering what that means for them and their birth control. Should they rush out and get [...]

Gender Predictor Test Fact or Fiction

Erica Loop Tue Nov 29 2016 Now that you’re a soon-to-be mama, your BFFs are constantly sending you FB links to “totally true” baby sex predictor tests. You just read [...]

Long Term Birth Control Solutions

Natalia Lusinski Nov 21 2016 With Donald Trump becoming the U.S. president-elect, you may be wondering what that means for you and your birth control. Even though a lot of [...]

Strange Signs of Ovulation

Sirius XM Doctor Radio: Weird Signs of Ovulation

Weight Loss and Fertility

Just Jenny: Weight Loss and Fertility

Trying Strength Training With Kegels

In some cases, stronger vagina muscles could even lead to bigger, better orgasms, according to Gaither. Come on, who wouldn’t want that? If working sets of kegels into my strength-training [...]

Benefits of Kegel Exercises

‘I Tried Strength Training My Vagina Every Day for a Week—Here's What Happened' Anonymous October 25, 2016 As someone who loves hitting the gym, I’m always focused on making my [...]

Depression and Diabetes in African American Pregnant Women

The Maggie Linton Show: Diabetes and Depression During Pregnancy

What It’s Really Like to Have PCOS

Natalia Lusinski Sep 23 2016 September is National PCOS Awareness Month. What is PCOS, you say? In other words, polycystic ovary syndrome. I know what you’re thinking: “I don’t have [...]

September Is National PCOS Awareness Month

Natalia Lusinski Sep 23 2016 September is National PCOS Awareness Month, so we all become better informed about polycystic ovary syndrome. You may not think it affects you, though many [...]

What It’s Really Like To Have PCOS

What It’s Really Like To Have PCOS, Because It Affects Different Women In Different Ways Natalia Lusinski Sep 23 September is National PCOS Awareness Month. What is PCOS, you say? [...]

National PCOS Awareness Month

September Is National PCOS Awareness Month, And Here's What Experts Want You To Know About It Natalia Lusinski Sep 23 September is National PCOS Awareness Month, so we all become [...]

The ABC’s of ZIKA

The world as we know it has changed— and it changed on February 1-2016 when the World Health Organization declared ZIKA a public health emergency of international proportions. Overnight, it [...]

‘Bump’ The Risk of Summer Heat

Originally Posted to Huffington Post; July 15, 2016 By Dr. Kecia Gaither With the mid-point of the summer season blazing forth, heat waves such as that experienced by the New [...]

What Your Menstrual Cycle Says About Your Fertility

Originally Posted to Medical Daily; July 14, 2015 By: Lizzette Borrelli Every time we go to the OB/GYN, we hear the question, “When was the first day of your last [...]

New Apps Provide Birth Control Without A Doctor’s Visit – But Is That A Good Thing?

Originally published on Cafe Mom's 'The Stir' - June 23, 2016 By: Jacqueline Burt Cote It sounds like a dream come true: an app or website that allows you to [...]

You Should Worry About The Zika Virus, Even If You Aren’t Pregnant

By Johanna Ferreira Earlier this year, my roommate and I began making plans to travel to Mexico for a friend’s wedding. I had never been to Mexico before and have [...]

9 Fascinating Facts About Vaginas That Will Change Your Life

By: Krissy Brady  As far as body parts go, the vagina is probably the most fascinating and most impressive body part you have — and chances are, you have more [...]

Why Isn’t My Baby Dropping? The Experts Weigh In

Originally Posted on ROMPER By Samantha Darby It's pretty standard when you become a mother to learn a few lessons, like "don't drop the baby." But when you're preparing to [...]

Nine Weird Nipple Things That Are Actually Totally Normal

Posted on on March 30, 2016 By: Rachel Jacoby Zoldan Little hair here, little bump there? Here’s what’s normal when it comes to your nips—and when you should seek [...]

PREECLAMPSIA: Unnraveling the Mysterious Disease That Affects Pregnant Women

Posted: March 25, 2016 on By: Jackie Pasaol Preeclampsia is one of the most common disorders in pregnancy that remained a mystery to many people. Unfortunately, the lack of [...]

11 Early Signs of Pregnancy You Can’t Ignore

Originally Posted on February 12, 2016 By Bethany Ramos Early pregnancy symptoms could confirm the big news before you pee on a stick. When it comes to getting pregnant, [...]

Nine Natural Remedies For Cramps That May Help Ease The Pain

Originally Posted on January 13, 2016 By Toria Sheffield Cramps suck. There's no way around it and no silver lining for that playbook. However, there are some pretty solid [...]

10 Pressing Questions Women ask their OB/GYNs – Answered

By Caroline Olney We've all sat through high school sex ed and we've all been subjected to the "birds and bees" talk, but judging from how many vague queries we've [...]

A Mother’s Heart: The Link Between Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Disease

By Kecia Gaither "The times they are a changing." Indeed, that's a powerful statement. It certainly applies to what's happening in the area ofprenatal care. Women being older and delaying [...]

Seven Ways Essential Oils Can Prevent Pregnancy Woes

By Julie Revelant Essential oils have been used for thousands of years and as women continue to make informed choices during pregnancy and childbirth, they’re also turning to natural remedies [...]

Include Parents in Periviable Birth Plans, Says OB/GYN Groups

By: Molly Walker When periviable (extremely premature) birth occurs or appears inevitable, clinicians should counsel parents or family on expected fetal outcomes as well as appropriate interventions, according to the [...]

9 Natural Menstrual Cramp Remedies That Will Change Your Life…Period!

By Emily Monaco It’s that time of the month again. You’re plagued with monstermenstrualcrampsthat just won’t let up. But instead of cracking out on Midol for a little relief, have [...]

Why So Many Pregnant Women Hate Their Bodies

By: Audrey D. Brashich Kim Kardashian recently admitted that she hates being pregnant. In a recent post on her website and app, she called it “the worst experience” of her [...]

Flu and Whooping Cough Vaccine Combo Safe For Pregnancy

A new study by the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology is helping to reassure pregnant women about the safety of getting the flu and whooping cough vaccines together. By: Jossie Carbonare [...]

The Most Unprotected Sexually Active Teenagers in America

By: Andrea D’Eramo Teenagers are curious – especially about sex. They also have sex. The majority of high school students in the United States – 64% – will have sex [...]

Registry: Blood Disorder Drug Safe For Pregnant Women

Minimal Serious Maternal and Fetal Complications By: Molly Walker Women treated with eculizumab (Soliris) for the rare stem cell disorder paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) experienced minimal maternal and fetal complications [...]

14 Fascinating Things All Women Need To Know About Orgasm

No crazy positions. No regrets. No extreme lingerie. Just these facts that will help pump up your pleasure. Tonight's going to be a good night. By: Camille Noe Pagan When [...]

7 Suprisingly Simple Sex Tips To Help You Conceive Quicker

By: Judy Koutsky Many people have their own theories about what works (and doesn’t work) if you’re trying to get pregnant. I have a friend, for example, who swears that [...]

The Suprising Pelvic Perks of Peeing in The Shower

Should you cut back on Kegels? Goop's Lauren Roxburgh says popping a squat under running water may help you tone up your vaginal muscles By: Jenna Birch Should peeing in [...]

14 Signs You Could Be Anemic

By: Julie Revelant The signs of iron-deficiency anemia can often be subtle and vague, but it’s the most common form of anemia. In fact, 237,000 visits to the emergency room [...]

Eating Right When Pregnant

Good nutrition during pregnancy, and enough of it, is very important for your baby to grow and develop. You should consume about 300 more calories per day than you did [...]

Would You Photoshop Your Pregnancy Test?

We're not talking fakes - it's now a thing to "tweak" your pregnancy test with photo editing software that enhances hard-to-see second lines. But is it a good thing? By Tina [...]

6 Rules For A Road Trip While Pregnant

A summer car trip can be a great vacation while pregnant, especially if flying is out, but there are some precautions to take before you hit the road for a [...]

Snoring During Pregnancy? You’re Not Alone.

By Julie Revelant You’re prepared for the morning sickness, weight gain and insomnia, but you may not have planned for one side effect of pregnancy— snoring. Studies show that between [...]

Do You Have a Unicorn Uterus? Sounds Cute – But It’s Really Scary

By Samantha Leal Add to the list of things you could totally have and never know about: a unicorn uterus. In legit medical speak, a "unicornuate uterus" is when the [...]

Do You Have a Unicorn Uterus?

By Korin Miller Its Sex Ed 101: Women have a uterus, two fallopian tubes, and two ovaries. But according to experts, some women have a reproductive system that’s actually half [...]

Perineal Massage 101: The Other Prenatal Massage

Don't squirm at the thought of getting hands-on down there -- practicing perineal massage can help prepare yourbirthcanal for Baby, and may even reduce your risk of tearing. By: Holly [...]

Nine Suprising Facts About Your Vagina

Does the G-spot really exist? It stretches how much down there during labor? And can exercise really get it in shape? Read on as a few doctors share some fascinating [...]

Have Hot Pregnancy Sex: The Best Positions For Every Trimester

“Engaging in loving, sexual activity has been shown to have positive benefits for both expecting mother and unborn child,” says ob-gyn Kecia Gaither, M.D., maternal fetal medicine specialist at Montefiore [...]

What Your OB Wants You To Know Before Your C-Section

The Truth About C-Sections You are much more likely to deliver a baby via C-section today than even 20 years ago. In fact, the number of times the procedure was [...]

Eight Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention, Plus Four Things You May Not Know

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. In the United States, it’s expected that by the end of 2014, about [...]

14 Things You Didn’t Know (But Should) About Breast Cancer

Every year, we hear so much about breast cancer during the month of October - and it can never hurt to reinforce your knowledge of what’s normal and what isn’t. [...]

Moms’ Five Biggest Concerns About Prenatal Testing

Whether you have a family history of genetic disorders or are an older mom — or even if you're perfectly healthy — prenatal testing (from noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to [...]

Why Do I Still Look Pregnant Two Years Later?

Question of the day: This is one that Breezy Mama (not only wonders, but…) receives a lot: Why do I still look pregnant 2 years later? Is that normal? Will [...]

Fit Pregnancy: 4 Pregnancy-Friendly Essential Oils

While essential oils can promote healing and ease anxiety, you’re right to approach ‘em with hesitation during pregnancy. "Avoid oils that say 'moving oil' on the label," says Kecia Gaither, [...] Tips For Keeping Your Husband Calm During Labor & Delivery

Pregnancy is a stressful time for a woman – and for an expecting father as well. Becoming a father is a time of great change for a man, with added [...] : Simple Ways To Improve Chances To Get Pregnant

Starting your family is one of the biggest life changes you'll ever make, and it's normal to feel anxious about the prospect of getting pregnant. Start with a trip to [...] Signs of Postpartum Depression

Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or inadequate is an almost universal experience for new moms, but postpartum depression occurs when those feelings limit your ability to take care of yourself and your [...]

Women’s Health: There Are More U.S. Women Dying During Childbirth Than 20 Years Ago

With continuously improving healthcare and better access to resources for expectant mothers, global death rates during childbirth have dropped by 45 percent over the past 20 years, according to a [...]

Women’s Health: 4 Ways That Your Period Messes With Your Skin

What your period does to our bodies (the cramps! The cravings!) is pretty irritating. But what it does to our skin is simply not pretty. "When hormone levels surge before [...]

U.S. News & World Report: Number of Induced Labors Falling in the U.S., CDC Says

After almost two decades of steady increases, the number of U.S. infants born early due to induced labor and C-section has declined in recent years, according to a new report [...]

Daily Parent: When is the Right Time to Have Kids?

Wondering how you’ll know when it’s the right time to have a baby? A lot of factors—including finances and relationship status—influence when you start trying to have a baby. But [...]

New York 1: Keeping Health and Lifestyles in Check Aids Couples’ Ability to Conceive

When it comes to trying to conceive, there are some simple things that both men and women can do to boost their fertility. NY1's Jill Urban filed the following report. [...]

Verily: How to Choose a Good Gynecologist

Being comfortable with and trusting your healthcare provider is important, though none perhaps as important as your gynecologist. Let’s face it: Your gynecologist is someone that you’ll share some of [...]

She Knows: How to Quit Smoking While Pregnant

With the January 2014 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health citing 108,0000 pregnancy and birth-related conditions linked to infant mortality and low birth weight, you may be more determined [...]

Skinny Mom: Are Frequent Prenatal Ultrasounds Safe?

The most exciting days during pregnancy are often the days that ultrasounds are scheduled and parents get an inside look at their baby in the womb. From finding out the sex of [...] Post Partum Depression: A Different Kind of Fairy Tale…

A new mom and depressed? These seem like two realities that radically contradict each other. However, given the fact that you have just delivered a child, and are feeling sad and overwhelmed [...] 3 Attainable Resolutions for the Pregnant Mama

3 Attainable Resolutions for the Mom-to-Be 1. Cut the mama drama. Decrease the stress in your life. Stress for anyone, but particularly pregnant women, affects both mother and fetus; it presents with an [...] Trying to Conceive During Family Visits? It Happens

Trying to get in the mood to conceive? Consider lighting a few candles, putting on some sensual music… and locking the door to make sure your Uncle Ted doesn’t walk [...]

Giving Birth with Confidence: Enjoy the Holidays, Safe, Sane & Sound During Pregnancy

Deck the halls and hark the herald! Well ladies, the holiday season is upon us again.  Time for family and friends, shopping and travel, New Year’s resolutions and my personal [...]

Health Tip – Cleaning Up From A Flood

If your home has been flooded after a recent hurricane or rain, make sure you take precautions to avoid making yourself sick. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

Health Day News (US News & World Report): Many Low-Income Moms Struggle to Afford Diapers: Study

Diapers can take a big bite out of the family budget, and now a new survey of low-income moms finds that many struggle to afford enough diapers to regularly change [...]

Health Day News (US News & World Report): Ultrasound Best Detector Of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnanc

Ectopic pregnancy, in which the fertilized egg grows in the fallopian tubes or other spots outside the uterus, typically leads to miscarriage and can even prove fatal. Now, a review [...]

New York Amsterdam News: Dr. Kecia Gaither: New life in her hands

Dr. Kecia Gaither uses her position as an obstetrician to help those living in at-risk community in Brooklyn. Gaither serves as vice chairman and director of maternal fetal medicine in [...]

New York Daily News: What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? Kate Middleton Morning Sickness Will Be A Royal

Hyperemesis Gravidarum sounds like a Harry Potter spell, but for mom-to-beKate Middleton it’s a royal pain. It’s morning sickness on steroids — a rare and potentially dangerous malady that affects one [...]

COSTO Connection: Obesity and Pregnancy: For Your Health

EXCESSIVE BODY WEIGHT has become one of the major public health issues in the United States. Obesity is characterized as a state of excess fat-cell mass. The most widely used [...]