Maybe you want to have a baby… someday, maybe you’re planning for a family now, or maybe you’ve just confirmed a pregnancy with an at-home test. Regardless of the timing of your family planning choices, having the right physician for your gynecological and obstetric care is vital to your pre-natal health and to the health of your family.
Care for your baby actually starts well before the moment of conception. Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine tells patients in Cypress, TX, and surrounding areas that taking care of yourself, keeping your annual gynecological appointments with your doctor, and avoiding certain habits are important to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy birth. Once you begin to think about pregnancy it’s important to start taking steps that ensure that you’re healthy and to promote a healthy pregnancy. These steps could include having a conversation with your doctor about your plans for pregnancy, begin taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid, and ensure a healthy weight, family health education, and avoiding smoking, drinking alcohol, or using drugs.
If you believe that you’re pregnant or have confirmed a pregnancy with an at-home test, call Dr. Jenkins’ office to schedule an appointment and begin prenatal care. Over the course of your pregnancy, you will visit the office every four weeks until you reach Week 24. At that point, you have appointments every two weeks until your last month of pregnancy. From weeks 35 until you deliver, you will have a prenatal appointment each week.
Throughout the pregnancy, Dr. Jenkins will monitor you and the baby carefully through office visits as well as a series of prenatal tests such as ultrasounds and diabetes testing. Dr. Jenkins will explain each procedure and test to make sure that you’re comfortable and well educated during the entire pregnancy. He will offer education and information about proper nutrition, activity level, and answer any questions you may have.
Pregnancy is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming at times. Dr. Jenkins and his staff are available to answer questions or put to rest any fears or old wives tales that you read on the internet. At the end of the day, delivering a healthy baby for you and your family is the goal of everyone at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. Call today to schedule a pre-conception or prenatal appointment.
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.