Located in Katy, TX, Drs Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine offer comprehensive obstetric services. Our obstetrics and gynecology team provides women’s health care from the moment patients decide to become pregnant, through the pregnancy, and afterwards with postnatal care.
Our obstetricians are experienced in women’s health issues related to pregnancy. Whether you are trying to conceive or are already pregnant with one baby or multiple babies, our team is available. Our office diagnoses and treats routine and high-risk pregnancies. Our practice is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and The Methodist Hospital systems. Our team includes three physicians who strive to establish positive relationships with our patients.
Prenatal care and preventative treatments are tailored to patients’ unique needs. Our providers are available to answer questions or concerns before, during, and after labor and delivery. We offer the following services for expectant mothers:
Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life. At Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, we provide excellent care before, during, and after your pregnancy. Knowing what to expect from our staff and your appointments keeps you in the loop, lessens your stress, and helps you make informed choices about your care.
Once you have received a positive pregnancy test, contact your obstetrician’s office for an appointment. Generally, your first appointment is scheduled when you are 7-10 weeks pregnant. The first appointment is usually the longest. During this appointment, your physician will collect your health history, perform a physical exam, prescribe prenatal vitamins if you are not already taking them. Questions and concerns will be addressed. Your doctor will discuss ways the maintain a healthy lifestyle and how to improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy.
Follow up appointments during the first trimester are scheduled every 4 weeks. During the first trimester, blood tests and a urinalysis will be requested. Your doctor will use a fetal Doppler so you can hear your baby’s heartbeat. An ultrasound may also be performed.
During the second trimester, appointments will continue every 4 weeks. These appointments track your baby’s growth. You will be weighed and your abdomen will be measured. For patients who wish to or need to do additional screenings for birth defects or abnormalities, those tests may be offered during the second trimester. Around 20 weeks pregnant, an ultrasound will be performed again.
In the third trimester, you will be tested for gestational diabetes and group B strep. Your doctor will give you more information on these tests as they approach and what to expect. Appointments will be scheduled every 2 weeks until you are 36 weeks pregnant. At that point, you will see your obstetrician every week until you deliver. As your due date nears, your obstetrician will check your cervix, review signs of labor, make sure you have a labor plan, and discuss when to go to the hospital.
Approximately 5-6 weeks after delivery, you should have a postpartum appointment. Postnatal care is important. This appointment allows your doctor to check for proper healing. Your obstetrician can answer questions about breastfeeding, mental health, and birth control. Remember, you can get pregnant again before your first period returns.
If you need obstetric services, contact the team at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine. Our professional team is skilled and experienced with normal and high-risk pregnancies. Call 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.