The best way to get your child’s life and your experience in motherhood, started right is with careful family planning. Katy, TX, OB/GYN, Dr. Taryll Jenkins, can help you with every aspect of planning your family.
When you and your partner decide to have a family, there are many factors to consider, such as your financial situation and the lifestyle changes parenthood will require. Family planning usually begins with contraception, so baby doesn’t come before you are ready. Dr. Jenkins can offer several options in reversible birth control. When you decide the time is right, he can advise you about maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle, in preparation for pregnancy.
You may expect pregnancy to come soon after stopping birth control. For most couples, this happens within one year. However, you or your partner could be infertile and not aware of it. If you haven’t conceived within one year (six months if you are over 35), you should have an evaluation. Infertility does not mean you will be unable to conceive. Dr. Jenkins can perform an examination, possibly including ultrasound diagnostics and blood tests, to determine the cause. In 80 percent of infertility cases, the cause can be determined, and over half are able to conceive after treatment.
Never is regular medical care as important as when you are pregnant. You should see Dr. Jenkins, your obstetrician, every four weeks, for a check-up and tests, such as ultrasound and blood work, when needed. He will monitor your health, and your baby’s health, as well as answering your questions and providing advice. Simply knowing you have a skilled and caring professional you can turn to will alleviate some of the stress, especially for first time moms.
Birth control is, again an important step in family planning. If you want several children, you probably want a planned period of time between pregnancies. When your family is complete, you may prefer a longer lasting birth control method; possibly even permanent sterilization if you are certain you will not want more children.
Dr. Jenkins will be there for you, every step of the way, from the moment you begin considering a family.
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.