The period of pregnancy can be a wonderful and overwhelming time for many obstetric patients in the Katy region. Your body and your emotions undergo many changes throughout the course of a pregnancy. Some women claim it’s the most natural thing they’ve ever done, while others say that nothing about pregnancy feels normal. It is critical to receive prenatal obstetric care from a physician that you trust.
Dr. Taryll Jenkins has been providing patients with quality gynecological and obstetric care for many years. Dr. Jenkins and his team stress the importance of quality health care for women prior to, during, and after a pregnancy.
When a woman decides that’s she’s ready for a baby, prenatal care can begin well before conception. Dr. Jenkins suggests that women who want to become pregnant ensure that they are in good health by kicking habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol. He also suggests speaking with their physician to ensure that any medication or supplements that they’re taking are safe during pregnancy and that they begin to take a prenatal vitamin.
After conception, it becomes even more critical to receive proper medical care. Ensuring proper care is not only important for the mother, it’s vital for the health of the baby. Dr. Jenkins offers the following tips for care during pregnancy:
Find an obstetrician early in the pregnancy. Through regular checkups and scheduled tests, your physician will be able to monitor the health of mom and the baby. These appointments also provide you with the ability to ask any questions and raise any concerns that you may have. They also provide the doctor with an opportunity to detect any potential problems early.
Your routine checkups will include a check of your blood pressure, weight gain, and growth of your belly. Additionally, the doctor will listen to the baby’s heart rate using a special instrument. As your pregnancy progresses, your body will change and you may have many questions. If you’re in the Katy area and need an obstetrician, call Dr. Taryll Jenkins today to schedule an 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.