Obstetrics specialists near Fulshear partner with you to minimize risks that can arise during pregnancy.
It’s important that you and your baby get sufficient nutrients. While pre-pregnancy weight and age are among variables that influence your caloric needs, the Institute of Medicine reports that women whose weight is within the normal range should gain 25 to 35 pounds. Women with a body mass index of 25 to 29.9 are advised to gain from 15 to 25 pounds. If your pre-pregnancy weight was below the healthy range, guidelines suggest that you gain between 28 to 30 pounds. Dr. Jenkins and his team can advise on how to reach your weight gain goals.
It’s vital to take a prenatal supplement in addition to eating healthy. Additional vitamins and minerals ensure you and your baby are getting sufficient nutrients like iron and folic acid. Drs Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu review your vitamin needs and discuss questions you may have about selecting a supplement.
Physical activity is always important to keep your weight in check. It’s generally advised that pregnant women exercise at moderate intensity for at least 20 to 30 minutes most days of the week. Walking, running, swimming, cycling, yoga, Pilates, tennis, and strength training are all good choices to stay mentally and physically well. Patients should exercise caution or avoid activities with a high chance of falling, such as downhill snow skiing, or contact sports. Like exercise before and after pregnancy, stay hydrated but, additionally, pregnant women should avoid activities that involve lying on their backs for prolonged periods. Stop if you have calf or chest pain, headache, or bleeding.
Staying healthy reduces many common pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Bring questions you may have to your next visit with Dr. Jenkins and his team.
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.