Maybe you want to have a baby... someday, maybe you're planning for a family now, or maybe you've just confirmed a pregnancy with an at-home test. Regardless of the timing of your family planning choices, having the right physician for your gynecological and obstetric care is vital to your pre-natal health and to the health of your family.
Care for your baby actually starts well before the moment of conception. Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine tells patients in Cypress, TX, and surrounding areas that taking care of yourself, keeping your annual gynecological appointments with your doctor, and avoiding certain habits are important to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy birth. Once you begin to think about pregnancy it's important to start taking steps that ensure that you're healthy and to promote a healthy pregnancy. These steps could include having a conversation with your doctor about your plans for pregnancy, begin taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid, and ensure a healthy weight, family health education, and avoiding smoking, drinking alcohol, or using drugs.
If you believe that you're pregnant or have confirmed a pregnancy with an at-home test, call Dr. Jenkins' office to schedule an appointment and begin prenatal care. Over the course of your pregnancy, you will visit the office every four weeks until you reach Week 24. At that point, you have appointments every two weeks until your last month of pregnancy. From weeks 35 until you deliver, you will have a prenatal appointment each week.
Throughout the pregnancy, Dr. Jenkins will monitor you and the baby carefully through office visits as well as a series of prenatal tests such as ultrasounds and diabetes testing. Dr. Jenkins will explain each procedure and test to make sure that you're comfortable and well educated during the entire pregnancy. He will offer education and information about proper nutrition, activity level, and answer any questions you may have.
Pregnancy is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming at times. Dr. Jenkins and his staff are available to answer questions or put to rest any fears or old wives tales that you read on the internet. At the end of the day, delivering a healthy baby for you and your family is the goal of everyone at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. Call today to schedule a pre-conception or prenatal appointment.
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