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Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG
Dr. Kecia Gaither is a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and holds a Masters' degree in Public Health. Dr. Gaither serves as a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Director of Perinatal Outreach at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine located in the Bronx, NY. As Director of Perinatal Outreach, Dr. Gaither provides oversight for perinatal services in all medical facilities aligned under the Montefiore health system.

With more than 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Gaither regularly lends her commentary and expertise on issues pertaining to women’s health, pregnancy and public health policy to leading national consumer health and lifestyle outlets across print, radio and online - delivering valuable information pertaining to a spectrum of women’s health issues, from taking medication while pregnant to the benefits of breastfeeding after birth.

Entries by Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

Space: It Is NOT the Final Frontier

(52) Comments | Posted April 25, 2015 | 10:37 PM


In 1966, American television was taken by storm with a different kind of series -- enter "Star Trek." It explored "brave new worlds" beyond what we knew on Earth, and dared to take curious young minds on an intergalactic mission to seek out...

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To NIPT or Not to NIPT? That Is the Question

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 10:51 AM

There are many conversations had between an expectant mother and her prenatal care provider -- for the most part, these are positive in nature and revolve around ensuring the health of both the patient and her unborn child. However, for every positive conversation, there is one a bit heavier in...

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The 'Diabetical'

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 4:01 PM

I have loved the term "diabetical" since the matriarch of Tyler Perry's Madea movie franchise first coined the phrase. The term masterfully highlights the diabolical nature of the disease, which has now become a worldwide public health crisis.

So what is diabetes?...

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Autism: Who's the Culprit? Mother Nature or Mother Nurture?

(3) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 10:06 AM


April -- which annually serves as Autism Awareness Month -- brought showers of awareness on the condition and with it tremendous debate. Having completed a lot of research on the subject before putting pen to paper, I have come to the conclusion that...

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The Two Faces of Motherhood: Maternal Health in the U.S.

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:24 PM

I am a maternal fetal medicine specialist; simply put, I take care of pregnant women with high-risk complications like HIV, diabetes, brain tumors and fetal anomalies. I have had the fortunate opportunity to ply my craft in both affluent and underserved communities, thus offering a unique perspective on the duality...

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