Lauren M Ervin, CNM| Midwifery | MedStar Health

Lauren M Ervin, CNM
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (287 reviews)

Specialties: Midwifery

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Ervin has been a full-scope certified nurse-midwife since January 2014. She enjoys working side by side with her fellow nurse-midwives and physician colleagues to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care.  Her midwifery passions include physiologic birth, true informed decision-making, and supporting women as they become mothers.

Dr Ervin graduated from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and joined the U.S. Navy after graduation. She was a labor and delivery nurse for ten years prior to becoming a nurse-midwife. She received her midwifery education at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky.  Dr Ervin was chosen as a Jonas Foundation Scholar to complete a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Frontier Nursing University. Her  project was a strategic plan for the development of social support groups for military women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Ervin also teaches part-time in a master's degree program training student nurse-midwives. 

When she is not seeing patients for birth, pregnancy, or gynecologic health, Dr Ervin enjoys running, yoga, gardening, reading, and attending her four children's sporting and theater events. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • 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

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Advanced Reproductive Age
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Bleeding During Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Complications From Abortion
  • Complications Of Episiotomy
  • Contraceptive Implant Complications
  • Contraceptive Injection Complications
  • Contraceptive Ring Complications
  • Diethylstilbestrol Exposure
  • 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
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • 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
  • Mastitis
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Hypertension
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Maternal Substance Abuse
  • Medical Complications In Pregnancy
  • Missed Abortion
  • Morning Sickness
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Personal History Of Stillbirth
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Pregnancy Related Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pregnancy With Ibd
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Renal Disease And Pregnancy
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Twins
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Zika Virus
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Procedures I perform

  • Amniocentesis
  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Testing
  • Biophysical Profile Testing
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Cardiotochography
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Clomid
  • Complex Contraceptive
  • Contraceptive Counseling
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • Contraceptive Implant Removal
  • Contraceptive Injection
  • Contraceptive Ring Placement
  • Contraceptive Ring Removal
  • Contraction Stress Testing
  • Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Emergency Contraceptive (EC)
  • Episiotomy
  • Exercise In Pregnancy
  • Family Planning
  • Fetal Non Stress Testing
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gestational Diabetes Counseling
  • Gynecological Exam
  • In Office Sterilization
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Counseling
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive
  • Mental Health Care In Pregnancy
  • Midwife Services
  • Natural Birth
  • Nexplanon Implant
  • Nexplanon Implant Removal
  • Office Gynecology
  • Opioid Addiction Treatment In Pregnancy
  • Oral Contraceptive
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Post Partum Check Up
  • Postpartum Care
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy And Mental Health
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound Scan
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Screening For Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • 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)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • 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
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, Midwifery

Medical School: Frontier Nursing University (2015)

Awards

  • MedStar Patient Safety Hero November 2021 https://www.facebook.com/medstarstmarys/photos/a.360242300667722/6945999462091940/ 

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 6, 2023

    Lauren was wonderful! Great experience overall -

  • Nov 14, 2023

    Lauren is the absolute best!!!

  • Oct 17, 2023

    Lauren is the best!