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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 or Dr. Falae 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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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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Reviewed By Tiffiney B.
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Dr. Jenkins is very professional, knowledgeable and kind. I am on my second high rusk pregnancy that Dr. Jenkins will deliver. He is throrough and walks you through every step. He doesn't rush when he is seeing you. It is a family atmosphere in the office.

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