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Prenatal care begins before conception

Prenatal Care in Katy Area

If you’re planning to conceive a child, you may be surprised to find out that the best prenatal care begins before you even become pregnant. Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine has been helping countless Katy-area patients plan their pregnancies, and ensure top health for both the mother and child for many years. Dr. Jenkins recommends that women talk with their gynecologist about their plans to conceive so that they can discuss any health conditions or risk factors.

Even if there is no reason to believe a patient would have any complications, giving herself approximately three months before trying to conceive can help improve and prepare the body. For example:

  • Begin taking a prenatal vitamin. The importance of folic acid has been known for many years. A daily dose of the vitatmin has been shown to aid in the development of a healthy brain and spine. Folic acid is found in some foods, however, the best way to ensure that a patient is receiving enough of it is to take a vitamin.
  • Stop smoking and drinking. Both of these habits can cause permanent damage to the child as the body will pass the harmful substances on to the baby. A patient who feels nervous about trying to quit alone should talk with her doctor.
  • Make sure all vaccinations are up to date and that medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure are under control.
  • Talk to your physician about any medications, including herbal, prescription, and over-the-counter, that you are taking. Many medications are safe during pregnancy but some are not. The only way to know for sure is to talk to your doctor. Also, if you’re taking any medications that the effects are not known, you and your physician will need to discuss the potential risks versus benefits.
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There may not be any way to completely prepare for the joys and challenges of having a baby. But you can improve your health and the chances of a successful pregnancy and healthy baby by taking these steps to make sure that your health is in a good place. For more information about prenatal care, call the Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Jenkins.

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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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I absoultely loved him. He supported my natural birth and told me I could do what I wanted. Handled every appointment exceptionally. Very understanding and explained everything very well. He will be delivering any of my future babies! Thanks Dr. Jenkins!

Also, his staff was always very nice to me, maybe ya'll were just hormonal.. :)


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