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

4.9 out of 5 (116 reviews)

Specialities: 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
  • 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
  • Abortion Information
  • 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
  • Late Term Abortion
  • 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
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

301-997-1788

Fax 301-997-1791

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Fax 301-997-1791

Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, Midwifery

Medical School: Frontier Nursing University (2015)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    0.0
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Aug 30, 2021

    Lauren is a dream. She has incredible bedside manner, listened, and provided amazing input. She completely put me at easy about my pregnancy during a pandemic! I never expected to feel as good as she made me feel during this pregnancy.

  • Aug 27, 2021

    Lauren Ervin, CNM is great!!

  • Aug 11, 2021

    Couldn't be happier with the care I received