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Katy, TX, obstetrics expert explains need for proper prenatal care

Obstetrics Expert in Katy TX area

Most people think that a healthy pregnancy ends with a healthy baby. However, a healthy pregnancy is also important for the mom-to-be as well. During pregnancy, a woman goes through many physical, hormonal, and emotional changes, taking care of her body through proper exercise and nutrition, pre-natal vitamins, and regular checkups with her obstetrician.

Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine helps moms-to-be in Katy, TX, manage their pregnancies. As an expert in the field, Dr. Jenkins understands the importance of balancing top medical care with a healthy diet, plenty of low intensity activity, and time to relax. Women who receive good prenatal care and who are an active participant in their well-being are more likely to deliver a healthy baby, are less likely to deliver prematurely, and are less likely to encounter serious problems during their pregnancy.

What some patients don’t understand is that prenatal care starts before conception. When you’re ready to begin a family, it’s important to make sure that any unhealthy habits are stopped. For example, patients who drink heavily or smoke should curb that behavior even before they receive a positive pregnancy test. Additionally, patients should make sure that they are at a healthy weight and have no underlying health conditions that could negatively impact their pregnancy.

Once a patient has a positive pregnancy test, she should call her obstetrician for an appointment. Most patients have their first appointment around eight weeks of pregnancy to hear the baby’s heartbeat, take measurements, and undergo blood work. Throughout the next several months patients will visit their obstetrician every four weeks so that he can monitor their weight and the health of the baby. The expectant mother will undergo several tests as well including more blood work, an ultrasound, and a test for gestational diabetes. These tests are all critical in ensuring that the baby and the mother are healthy.

Throughout the pregnancy many women wonder what activities or foods they need to avoid. Things like alcohol, sushi, caffeine, lunchmeat, sex, and extreme activities or exercise are often questioned as to whether they are safe or not. While most doctors agree that alcohol and tobacco should be avoided, it’s best to ask your doctor about other foods or activities. Some physicans feel that some foods and beverages are acceptable in moderation while others encourage patients to avoid them. Further, activity level is almost always determined by the unique health level of the woman.

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"He is a good listener. I have struggled with OB/GYN issues for years that have virtually disappeared after seeing him for a year. He gave good advice, prescribed appropriate medicine, and ordered essential & telling lab tests."
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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.

Dr. Maria Torres, MD, FACOG earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before completing residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She’s an expert in infertility evaluation and high-risk pregnancies.

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Gynecologist Katy TX - Open Quote He delivered both of my girls (now 5 & 3) and I think about him and his staff almost daily. He is the best doctor and an awesome person. He will always have a place in my heart! Gynecologist Katy TX


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