Jennifer Renee Waytashek, CNM| Midwifery | MedStar Health

Jennifer Renee Waytashek, CNM
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.2 out of 5 (230 reviews)

Specialties: Midwifery

Languages: English

About me

     Jennifer Waytashek MSN CNM  Received for Master Degree in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University  September 2015.  Prior to Persuing Midwifery Jennifer was a Registered Nurse providing direct patient care since July 1991. Jennifer spent Most of those years in  Labor and Delivery, Mother Baby and  Level II Nursery.  She specializes in low - moderate risk pregnancy and birth.  Midwifery supports  evidence based birth,  a womans right to choose what is best for her and her family,  and providing  well woman care throughout the lifespan.

     Jennifer moved to Southern Maryland in 2018 from Minnesota. Jennifer has 2  grown sons and enjoys her quiet time at home reading, watching netflix and bonding with her cat.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Family Planning
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Natural Birth
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • 3Rd Degree Vaginal Laceration
  • 4Th Degree Vaginal Laceration
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease In Pregnancy
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Bleeding During Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Complications From Abortion
  • Complications Of Episiotomy
  • Contraceptive Implant Complications
  • Contraceptive Injection Complications
  • Contraceptive Ring Complications
  • Diethylstilbestrol Exposure
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometritis
  • Excessive Weight Gain In Pregnancy
  • Family History Of Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Infections In Pregnancy
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV In Pregnancy
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Infantile Colic
  • Infertility
  • Insufficient Weight Gain In Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Complications
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Large For Gestational Age
  • Liver Disease In Pregnancy
  • Lower Back Pain In Pregnancy
  • Lymphoma During Pregnancy
  • Mastitis
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Maternal Substance Abuse
  • Medical Complications In Pregnancy
  • Missed Abortion
  • Morning Sickness
  • Mullerian Anomalies
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Personal History Of Stillbirth
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Percreta
  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Pregnancy Related Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pregnancy With Ibd
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Renal Disease And Pregnancy
  • Septate Uterus
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Tubal Ring Complications
  • Twins
  • Unicornuate Uterus
  • Uterine Anomaly With Pregnancy
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Zika Virus
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Procedures I perform

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • 4D Ultrasound
  • Abortion Later In Pregnancy
  • Amniocentesis
  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Testing
  • Biophysical Profile Testing
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Cardiotochography
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Clomid
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • Contraceptive Implant Removal
  • Contraceptive Injection
  • Contraceptive Ring Placement
  • Contraceptive Ring Removal
  • Contraction Stress Testing
  • Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Dialysis During Pregnancy
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Episiotomy
  • Exercise In Pregnancy
  • Family Planning
  • Fetal Non Stress Testing
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gestational Diabetes Counseling
  • In Office Sterilization
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Mental Health Care In Pregnancy
  • Midwife Services
  • Natural Birth
  • Newborn Screening Tests
  • Nexplanon Implant
  • Nexplanon Implant Removal
  • Nitrous Oxide During Labor
  • Opioid Addiction Treatment In Pregnancy
  • Oral Contraceptive
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Permanent Sterilization
  • Post Partum Check Up
  • Postpartum Care
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy And Mental Health
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound Scan
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Water Birth
  • Water Birth Information
  • Water Labor
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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41680 Miss Bessie Drive
Suite 102
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

301-997-1788

Fax 301-997-1790

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Fax 301-997-1790

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO

Education

Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, Midwifery

Medical School: Frontier Nursing University (2015)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.2
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.3
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.2
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.3
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.3
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.0
  • Dec 28, 2023

    Seemed to disagree with removing one of two forms of birth control I was using. After some discussion understood my reasoning and continued with the appointment as planned

  • Nov 30, 2023

    Dr. Jennifer Waytashek is one of the most sweetest most caring doctors I've ever encountered.

  • Oct 10, 2023

    Jennifer W has very poor bedside manner and for the first time during my pregnancy I was uncomfortable during my appointment and I am 33 weeks pregnant. I did not feel comfortable asking her any questions as she was very dismissive to anything I said. I specifically scheduled this appointment with a midwife because I plan to have the most natural birth possible and it was recommended I talk to one but she made me uncomfortable asking her.