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T L Jenkins MD

Congratulations on your Pregnancy

Congratulations on Your Pregnancy in Katy, Tx Area

Dr. Jenkins and the staff at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine are honored to see you and your family through this exciting journey toward parenthood. We understand that there are many changes ahead, and we have compiled some educational information that can help you prepare. Remember, this information contained here is intended as a complement to the professional care you receive in our office.

We’re here when you need us

Our Katy obstetrics and gynecology practice is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:00pm. Fridays we are open from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. The doctor may also be reached on weekends or after hours by calling our office at 855-346-8610. In the event that we determine you need immediate medical attention, we will direct you to the emergency room, and will follow up with the medical team there.

When are you due?

Rarely are babies born on their exact due date. We estimate this date in order to help us monitor growth and schedule appropriate screenings. A full-term pregnancy is estimated to last about 280 days after the last period.

Prenatal visits are scheduled as follows

  • Weeks 7-10. Confirm pregnancy and perform ultrasound.
  • Weeks 10-12. Physical examination, thyroid function test, and screening cultures are performed.
  • Weeks 13-26. Monthly visits.
  • Weeks 27-34. Bi-weekly visits.
  • Weeks 34 to delivery. Weekly visits.

Fetal movement, what to expect

You may begin to feel your baby moving sometime between week 16 and week 22 of your pregnancy. Initial “flutters” tend to be mild and infrequent. Once you begin to notice these movements, which will intensify as your baby grows, they will occur about 10 times every two hours. More movement may occur after meals or snacks, especially after dinner, when you are ready to relax. You may also feel movement more when you lie on your side and gently press on your belly with your hand. If you are concerned that you have not felt the expected movement, and you have tried the methods mentioned here, contact our office.

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Prenatal screenings

There are several routine tests that we schedule throughout your pregnancy. These include:

  • Routine lab work is done to check blood and Rh type, anemia, and antibodies.
    • Blood type may be O, A, B, or AB. Rh, or Rhesus, and may be either positive or negative. If Mom is negative and Dad is positive, we will give Rh Immunoglobulin to prevent the formation of antibodies. This will protect this baby and future babies as well.
  • Rubella. Most people are immunized against this virus, which is the cause of German measles, during childhood. If immunity to this condition has not been established, there is a risk that infection could occur during pregnancy. This could potentially cause birth defects.
  • Infections. Screenings for bladder infections, hepatitis B, Chlamydia, HIV, syphilis, and gonorrhea are performed. Additional screening for toxoplasmosis and chickenpox may also be necessary.
  • PAP smear. This test is intended to identify pre-cancerous cells on the cervix.
  • Ultrasound. The first ultrasound is typically performed in the first trimester, or first twelve weeks of pregnancy. This may be a transvaginal ultrasound if performed before 12 weeks. Ultrasound is a safe way for us to see the baby. It may also be used if miscarriage is suspected. Miscarriage occurs in 1 of 5 pregnancies.

Are you pregnant or planning a pregnancy? Call our office at 855 346 8610.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Stephanie Roy, M.D.

We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading professional who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

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