Lauren Lockwood is a Certified Nurse-Midwife who was raised in Northern California. From the time she was a teenager, she knew she wanted to help bring babies into the world. Her journey to becoming a midwife started with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Samuel Merritt College and St. Mary’s College of California. After graduating from nursing school, Lauren spent seven years as a labor and delivery nurse at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. Wanting to spend more time with her patients than just the few hours she spent in the hospital with them, Lauren decided to return to school to become a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She graduated from University of California, San Francisco with a Master’s Degree in Science.  She has been caring for women in the Contra Costa area and catching babies at John Muir since 2013.

Lauren spends her free time with her husband and three children. She enjoys the outdoors, especially cycling and snowboarding.

As a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Lauren is trained and licensed to provide a wide range of women’s health services, including well woman exams (pap and pelvic exams), basic gynecological care, contraception, and prenatal, postpartum and labor care.  Lauren is proud to offer in-hospital midwifery services at John Muir Medical Center.  Follow the link if you would like to learn more about what services midwives can provide.