So many things change when you become pregnant, you may not know which lifestyle modifications you need to make. If you do not find what you are looking for in this guide, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 855-346-8610.
Dental care is an important aspect of health and wellness and should not be neglected. Unless urgent, dental treatments should be postponed until after the first trimester. At this time, the following are appropriate:
During a healthy pregnancy, you may travel up to about 34 weeks. Talk with your doctor before planning an extended car ride or flight.
Considerations for air travel:
Due to the extra demands during pregnancy, your immune system is somewhat weakened. It is recommended that you receive the flu and dTap vaccines. You may discuss vaccination if you are planning to become pregnant in the near future.
As long as it is done in a well-ventilated area, it is acceptable to perm, highlight, or color your hair while pregnant. Likewise, manicures and pedicures are safe with sufficient ventilation.
Raising the core body temperature too high can present complications to your pregnancy. Soaking in water or sitting in a sauna hotter than 100 degrees is not recommended.
It is necessary to wear your seat belt. The lower belt should be around your hips rather than your abdomen.
You may paint while pregnant as long as ventilation is good.
You may exterminate your home while pregnant. Ventilation must be sufficient.
Cord blood contains vital stem cells that can be used in the event of certain illnesses, and you may want to consider the option of banking it for personal use within your family, or non-related individuals. Cord blood may be:
If you wish to bank or donate cord blood, it is collected immediately after delivery. For this to occur, you must register with your selected bank before your third trimester. If you have questions, we are happy to assist you.
Cord blood banking websites:
Pre-term labor occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy. Indicators that you may be experiencing pre-term labor include:
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.