The Diabetes Midwife
Jessica Lynn, CNM, CDE
Education and Support for Pregnant Women with Diabetes
I am a nurse midwife, diabetes educator and health coach in New York City.
My passion is helping women with diabetes in pregnancy.
I have lived with type 1 diabetes for most of my life, delivered more than 1300 babies, and had two of my own, so I am uniquely qualified for this work.
The greatest privilege and love of my career is caring for women from preconception through postpartum. I am devoted to supporting women with diabetes to have healthy pregnancies and births on their own terms.
Pregnancy with diabetes requires special preparation and brings new challenges, even for women who are already experts in their own diabetes. And women who learn they have diabetes during pregnancy are thrown into a steep and urgent learning curve as they face a new medical diagnosis in the midst of pregnancy.
I understand that questions and needs often go beyond endocrine and obstetric office care. As additional support, I provide personalized education and coaching for women with diabetes in pregnancy.
I have a BA in women's studies and biology from University of California as well as a BSN and MSN in nurse midwifery from Columbia University. My education provided a springboard for work in women's health. Throughout my 20-year career at institutions such as the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center as well as public hospitals from Brooklyn to Jamaica to Guatemala, I've worked with thousands of women with diabetes in pregnancy.
My expertise includes diabetes in pregnancy policy development, teaching and research. I provide professional education in both obstetrics and endocrinology. I have written on preconception with type 1 diabetes and was featured in Columbia Nursing magazine. A firm believer in the benefits of remote access to health care, I am involved as a professional advisor in a women's health telemedicine company.
I have the great fortune of being married to an inspiring artist with type 1 diabetes. In our Brooklyn neighborhood, we love to walk, swim, and frequent the farmers market with our children. We often throw old-fashioned backyard sprinkler parties.