Board-certified obstetrics specialist in Katy TX, Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, and his team at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, combine advanced technologies and training to provide exceptional, comprehensive care.
Symptoms can differ from pregnancy to pregnancy due in part to variations in hormone levels. Moms can expect a few “classic” symptoms that are not typically cause for concern.
It’s common to have nausea, with or without vomiting. It often starts around a month after you become pregnant, but the onset of nausea and its severity can vary. If stomach upset is accompanied by severe vomiting that doesn’t subside, you’ll want to discuss this with our physicians during an appointment. Hyperemesis gravidarum is often accompanied by:
The doctors monitor these and other symptoms and offer appropriate management or treatment, which may include supplementing fluids to restore hydration, electrolytes, vitamins, and nutrients for you and your baby’s well-being.
Elevated levels of the progesterone hormone can cause you to feel unusually tired, especially early in your pregnancy. Your body is working overtime to make more blood and carry nutrients to a growing baby. It’s also common for exhaustion to subside during the second trimester, only to return leading up to delivery as baby puts more demands on your body.
Fatigue that is severe, unrelenting, and lasts from trimester to trimester should be discussed with the doctors, especially if you’re out of breath a lot. The doctors will monitor many indicators of your health. They may find your red blood cells don’t have enough hemoglobin. Anemia is one of those easily-treatable conditions, as long guidance comes from the specialists you can trust at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine.
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.