A new baby garners a great deal of attention. However, it is important to remember that mom has just experienced nine challenging months and a serious medical event. Texas ob-gyns, Drs Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu provide gentle postnatal care for mother as well as baby. Here are some ways family and friends can help, too.
Someone should be with the mother for at least 24 hours after she returns home, providing assistance with bathroom trips and tending to the baby’s needs. Healthy eating and plenty of fluids are essential for recovery. It is quite thoughtful to bring prepared meals that can be eaten bedside.
New mothers often have stiches, and postpartum bleeding and lochia is normal. It is important for the woman to avoid heavy lifting or vigorous activity for several weeks – up to six with a C-section delivery – to promote healing. Offer to vacuum, get groceries, or handle other strenuous chores.
A hygienic environment is beneficial to baby and mom. When visiting, take a moment to clean surfaces with disinfectant wipes, empty the diaper pail, or take the trash out.
Most importantly, respect the privacy of new parents and the woman’s need for extra rest.
We love helping women transition from pregnancy to the role of motherhood. Postnatal care aids in uneventful recovery from childbirth. Normally, a post-partum checkup is scheduled for six weeks after delivery; possibly sooner for a C-section. The doctor:
Call Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine in Katy, TX for compassionate care before, during, and after pregnancy. The number is 855-346-8610.
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.