You make decisions all day long, every day. Some are trivial and some are important, but few are truly life changing. One of those rare, monumental decisions is the choice to become a parent. Planning your Katy, TX, family begins right here, at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Taryll L Jenkins is here for you through every stage of the process, from birth control to delivery and beyond.
Once you have made the decision to become a parent, the next big question is when. There are many factors to consider, such as your schedule, financial situation, lifestyle, and space in your home – just to name a few. One of the questions many prospective parents struggle with is deciding when they are emotionally ready.
If you want children, but not quite yet, talk to Dr. Jenkins about easily reversible birth control. When you decide that the time is right, you will likely be impatient to start trying now. When you are ready for pregnancy, schedule an appointment to make sure your body is ready. Dr. Jenkins will check for existing or potential health problems, and advise you about good nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices to give your baby a healthy start in life
Trying to conceive can be an exercise in frustration. It may feel like one of the cruel ironies in life. After being so careful about birth control and thinking one mistake would mean pregnancy, you discover that you can’t get pregnant. In many cases, the problem is simply impatience. Just because you didn’t get pregnant this month doesn’t mean it won’t happen next month. However, if it has been 12 month or longer, it is advisable to see Dr. Jenkins for infertility testing. If you are over the age of 35 and have been unable to conceive for 6 months, testing is recommended.
When you come in for an infertility assessment, your partner should accompany you. The cause of infertility is just as likely to arise from a male health problem as a female health problem. Dr. Jenkins will discuss the circumstances and your medical histories, and order tests if needed. Over 50 percent of couples treated for infertility are able to conceive.
Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine blends education and advanced medicine with old-fashioned customer service and human compassion. Dr. Jenkins and his efficient, friendly staff will always treat you with kindness and respect, while providing the highest quality of care available. Call 855-346-8610 today and 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.