Jennifer Wagner knew she wanted to go into medicine ever since she was a kid, as she was fascinated with the human body. She chose to pursue nursing as first, because it offered her flexibility and allowed her to work and be a mom. It was her excellent experience working with midwives during her first pregnancy that inspired her to become a certified midwife.
Ms. Wagner received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and is board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She has been a practicing midwife since 2014. The best part of her job, in her opinion, is seeing everyone filled with emotion as a new baby is born. She says it never gets old seeing the joy, wonder, and excitement a new baby brings to people.
Ms. Wagner strives to make her patients comfortable by truly listening to them and their concerns. She believes listening allows her to create a genuine connection with her patient. Ms. Wagner is also able to empathize and relate to patients through being a mom. She’s found that humor is sometimes a great way to make patients smile and help them connect as well.
Ms. Wagner sees health is more than just physical; it’s a combination of spiritual, social, mental, emotional, and physical components.
If she wasn’t practicing medicine, Ms. Wagner would be an architect, engineer, or work in dance, music or fiber art. A fun fact about Ms. Wagner is that she owned her own long-arm quilting business and has co-authored a quilting book.
In her free time, Ms. Wagner enjoys journaling, being outside in nature, exercise, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends. She also volunteers with different non-profit organizations including Three Square and HOSA-Future Health Professionals.
University of Cincinnati