People often think of pregnancy as a time of excitement and anticipation. For most women, it is exactly these emotions they feel when finding out they’re pregnant, during their pregnancy, and heading to the delivery room. However, for some women, that excitement is also mixed with anxiety. Some pregnancies are deemed to be high risk. Women with high risk pregnancies require a higher level of care. Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, located in Katy, TX, understands this. We are committed to providing every woman with top-quality care for their pregnancy, whether high risk or not.
If either you or the baby are at an increased chance of a health problem, we will call your pregnancy high risk. This guarantees that you receive the appropriate level of treatment for all stages of your pregnancy and delivery.
Due to the number of factors that go into the decision whether a pregnancy is high risk or not, there is no one set method for high risk pregnancy care. However, some factors that will be different include:
The term high risk isn’t a guarantee of a problem. For many women, we’ve found that if they take a proactive part in having a healthy pregnancy it helps with any anxiety they may feel. Some things you can do are take any medications or vitamins prescribed to you by us, take folic acid daily, check with your doctor before beginning or continuing with any exercise regimen, don’t smoke or drink alcoholic beverages, limit contact with those with colds or other illnesses, and eat a healthy diet. The single most important step you can take is to ensure you keep to your schedule of doctor visits. This guarantees that we continue to monitor you closely and that tests that are needed can be run at the optimal time.
Don’t let a label determine how you feel about your pregnancy! We can help guide you towards a healthy pregnancy with our elevated level of personalized quality care. If you think you may be pregnant or have questions about high risk pregnancy care, please do not hesitate to call us today. 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.