Jessica “Jessie” Blumin, CNM, WHNP-BC, is a faculty midwife in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Prior to joining Midwives of MedStar, Jessie provided full-scope midwifery care as a fellow at George Washington University Hospital. Before becoming a midwife, she worked in Washington, DC as a labor and delivery nurse and an ER nurse. Jessie first became fascinated by birth when she was eight years-old and attended the birth of her youngest brother. She started her career in healthcare as a birth doula, where she fell in love with supporting families through labor and major life transitions. She is passionate about providing prenatal care, preventive care, and sexual health education.
Jessie completed a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Gender/Sexual Studies at Haverford College before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. She then received a Master of Science in Midwifery and Women's Health at Georgetown University. She is a 2018 candidate for certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Jessie lives in Takoma Park with her family and two cats, Tori and Amos. In her spare time, she loves to garden, bake, and craft with her daughter.
Philosophy of Care
“As a mother, I understand how important it is to be met in the mental, physical, and emotional state that one is at in the moment and not expect any more or less. This helps me build meaningful relationships with each client who comes to me for care.
“I believe that decisions should be made together, both within the midwife-client relationship and between a client and partner. When clients and families are informed about their options, they’re able to make the best decisions for their health and their family. For this reason, I believe it’s my responsibility to educate my patients in order to empower them and help them feel confident in their antenatal, perinatal, and postpartum care.
“A large part of my care involves understanding that every person has a different story and a different perspective regarding sexual history and medical care history. Many people have experienced trauma in a sexual and/or medical setting. Providing gynecologic healthcare is an opportunity to acknowledge that, to help people heal, and to help create a positive experience regarding sexual health and pregnancy."
- MedStar Washington Hospital Center