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Obstetrics Katy - Personal & Quality Care for Women in All Phases of Life
Personal & Quality
Care for Women in
All Phases of Life
T L Jenkins MD

Obstetrics

ObstetricsThe skilled team at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine will be with you through every step of this exciting and highly personal journey. Regular prenatal care starts early, even before pregnancy.

Preconception services

Physicians at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine may recommend increasing your daily intake of folic acid to 400 milligrams. This B vitamin found in grains is associated with a 70 percent reduction in the risk of brain and spinal birth defects.

A healthy patient is a healthy mom, so he can also discuss other ways to minimize risks to you and baby, including diabetes management, maintenance of a healthy weight, and regular exercise.

The first prenatal visit

Download Dr.Jenkins Standard Pregnancy Booklet The initial visit is usually the longest visit. Be sure to set aside plenty of time to ask questions and discuss concerns with Physicians at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine. Typically scheduled around the 8th week, the doctor may see you even earlier if there is a history of pregnancy complications, medical conditions like high blood pressure, or symptoms such as spotting or severe nausea.

Expect the first of many blood tests throughout your pregnancy. Blood count and type will be detected, along with diseases such as hepatitis B, and the Rh factor protein found in red blood cells. If the mother lacks the protein or the father has it, the pregnancy will probably require special care.

A complete physical exam includes a pelvic exam and Pap test to check for cervical cancer.

Physicians at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine generally recommend an ultrasound during the first trimester. A vital part of routine visits, a tool moved over the belly renders a picture of the developing fetus to identify potential fetal problems.

Specialized testing may be recommended should Down syndrome, chromosomal conditions, cystic fibrosis or other complications be a factor due to family history, age, or ethnicity. For parents who want to know the baby's gender, a non-invasive prenatal test is performed with a simple blood draw as early as 10 weeks.

A healthy pregnancy schedule typically looks something like this:
  • Monthly visits up to 28 weeks
  • Bi-weekly visits to 36 weeks
  • Weekly visits up to the birth
While visits vary significantly from patient to patient as pregnancy goes along, during most visits blood pressure will be checked, and abdominal measurements will be taken to see how the fetus is developing. Ultrasound exams, blood tests, and fetal heart rate monitoring will accompany urine tests to detect issues such as UTIs, diabetes, and preeclampsia.

The fetus's position will be checked during later visits. At around 20 weeks, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist will perform the ultrasound.

Those with a history of pregnancy complications or other risk factors may undergo chromosomal and neural tube defects screenings such as amniocentesis to diagnose Down syndrome or NTDs like spina bifida, or a carrier screening for cystic fibrosis.

Additional tests for glucose tolerance determine how your body reacts to a sugary drink after fasting for at least 8 hours. The CDC reports more than 9 percent of women develop gestational diabetes, usually around the 24th week. Older patients and those with excess weight and prediabetes are more susceptible. Follow doctor's recommendations to keep blood sugar levels in check.

A non-stress test may be ordered 28 weeks or later for higher-risk pregnancies. A belt around your belly will measure fetal heart rate at rest and while active to ensure baby is getting adequate oxygen. Around the same time, a biophysical profile including non-stress and ultrasound exams will monitor key indicators such as breathing, movement, muscle tone, and heart rate.

Visit early and visit often for your well-being and to get the newest addition to the family off to the best start possible.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Torres, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX

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.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Dr. Maria Torres, MD, FACOG earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before completing residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She’s an expert in infertility evaluation and high-risk pregnancies.

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