Obstetrics is the field of medicine focusing on prenatal care and childbirth. This specialty is often practiced in conjunction with genecology, which focuses on women’s health issues throughout life. A physician such as Dr. Jenkins who is certified in both specialties is known as an OB/GYN.
If you are pregnant, you are trying to become pregnant, or suspect you may be pregnant, you should see an obstetrician. Proper prenatal care is vital for the health of both mother and child, and it is never too soon to begin. Pregnant women who do not receive regular prenatal care are three times more likely to have low birth-weight babies, and five times more likely to lose their babies.
Prenatal care involves more than a single appointment. It is important for your obstetrician to monitor your health as well as the development of the fetus throughout pregnancy. If any problems develop, they can be treated or managed early, minimizing the risks, and maximizing the chances of having a healthy baby.
Treating pregnancy complications early is important. However, avoiding them is even better. Dr. Jenkins will help you develop healthy habits and take appropriate steps to avoid trouble. He will examine your medical history as well as the current state of your health before making recommendations. Every woman is unique, and every pregnancy is different. Exercise requirements, dietary supplements, medications, and nutritional needs can vary significantly.
It is important to follow your doctor’s advice. However, it is not possible to include every imaginable situation and potential hazard during your consultation. Never assume that something is safe just because you haven’t been told otherwise. Be sure to check with Dr. Jenkins before taking any new medication or supplement, making drastic changes to your diet or exercise level, traveling long distances, or anything else that may pose a risk. The old expression “better safe than sorry” is never truer than when dealing with health issue, especially during pregnancy. If you have any concerns or questions, ask; your health, and your child’s health could depend on it.
Pregnancy can be an exciting, amazing, and infinitely stressful experience. You want the best for your child and it can be confusing to try to figure out just what that is at this crucial stage. Dr. Jenkins will be there for you every step of the way with state-of-the-art medicine, sound advice, support, encouragement, and compassion. Find out for yourself why mothers throughout the Katy area turn to Dr. Jenkins. Call 855-346-8610 and schedule your appointment today.
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.