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.
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.
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.
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.
There are several routine tests that we schedule throughout your pregnancy. These include:
Are you pregnant or planning a pregnancy? Call our office at 855-346-8610.
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.
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 Board-certified physician 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.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.