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Lauren Yates

Lauren Yates

Office Manager

Lauren is happy to join the Birth Center of Beaumont family and help people in this exciting time of their life.  As someone who enjoys helping others, she is at ease assisting clients with scheduling, payments, and other various needs.  Getting to know the clients and see them through their birth journey is both rewarding and heartwarming.

Lauren is a Beaumont native and Texas A&M graduate.  She spent 8 years in the classroom teaching children from the ages of 5-13 in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, and South Korea.  She is also a certified yoga and meditation instructor and has been teaching yoga for the last 8 years.  A former expat, she has traveled around the world to Asia, Europe, and South America.  Her next adventure is coming back home to Beaumont, where she is excited to share yoga in Southeast Texas and be a part of the family at the Birth Center.  She enjoys spending time outside, exploring new places, cooking, reading, and taking her dog, Tucker, on long walks.

Bridget Wojtowich

Bridget Wojtowich

Student Midwife

Bridget is a senior student midwife from Vidor, TX. She now lives in Louisiana with her husband and two children. Her first birth was in a hospital and she knew she did not want the same experience again. After learning all she could about birth, she had her second baby at the Birth Center of Beaumont. She could not get enough of the birth world and changed paths into midwifery. She is over halfway through her 2 year training with Jackie Griggs. Every interaction Bridget has had since starting her midwifery journey has started is seen as a blessing.

"Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the abundance of love within a growing family. Being with them through their prenatal care and birth allows me to be a part of their family temporarily. We get to laugh, cry, and pray together; all while I strengthen my clinical skills by ensuring their health and safety."  
      -Bridget 

Emily Hardy

Emily Hardy

Registered Nurse

Emily is a registered nurse and a student nurse midwife from Houston, TX. She has worked as a labor and delivery nurse since 2018. She began her nursing journey working in high-risk obstetrics at a safety net hospital in the Texas Medical Center. It was there that she began exploring midwifery care and out of hospital birth. She has since then worked with Certified Nurse-Midwives in the homebirth and birth center settings. Emily is passionate about physiologic birth, birth activism, and midwifery care. She believes that every woman deserves a safe and empowering birth experience. She is committed to ensuring her patients’ preferences and autonomy are always respected. Emily feels honored to support women and their families through childbirth at Birth Center of Beaumont. In her free time, Emily enjoys reading, traveling, and learning foreign languages.

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