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Katy women reduce risk of low birthweight babies with prenatal care during pregnancy

Prenatal Care during pregnancy in Katy area

More than eight percent of babies born in 2015 in the US weighed less than 2500 grams (about 5.8 pounds). The doctors at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine gynecology clinic in Katy, TX urge expectant mothers to seek prenatal care during pregnancy to reduce risk of having a low birthweight baby.

Why it matters

Low-birthweight babies have a greater than average chance of medical problems including:

  • IVH – Intraventricular hemorrhage or bleeding in the brain is usually mild and resolves naturally. However, severe cases can allow fluid to build up causing pressure and brain damage.
  • NEC – With necrotizing enterocolitis, an intestinal disorder, antibiotics are needed to fight infection while baby is fed intravenously, allowing intestines to heal.
  • PDA – Patent ductus arteriosus is a heart problem characterized failure of a large artery to close after birth. Untreated PDA can lead to heart failure.
  • RDS – Respiratory distress syndrome is a breathing problem common when baby lacks a protein that prevents air sacs in lungs from collapsing.
  • ROP – Retinopathy of prematurity impacts blood vessels in baby’s eyes. ROP usually heals without loss of sight, but vision monitoring is necessary.

What you should know

The primary reasons babies are born below normal weight are premature birth, and fetal growth restriction. Birth defects and fetal infections also play a role. The best way to minimize your risk of a low birthweight delivery is with excellent prenatal care. Ideally, begin seeing Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Falae, or Dr. Torres before you conceive, or as soon as you suspect you might be pregnant. The doctor works with you to eliminate risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and abuse of street or prescription drugs. With control of chronic disease, a healthy eating plan, and routine monitoring, your chance of having a full-term, healthy baby increases dramatically.

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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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