Pamela L. lives in Broomfield, CO with her husband, three sons, and four pets. She decided in the fall of 2009, while pregnant with her second child, that she wanted to start a birth trauma support group for women after she herself was in need of birth trauma support after the birth of her first child. She believes in the power of birth and women and, by creating this support group, she hopes to help other women understand themselves and their feelings better so as to recapture the power of childbirth and the power inside themselves. Pamela was the Rally Coordinator for the Rally to Improve Birth in Washington D.C. and then co-coordinated the event last September in Denver. She is an active member of both the International Cesarean Network of Denver as well as the Holistic Moms Network, is a La Leche League leader in Boulder, and was a contributing writer for Giving Birth with Confidence, a birth blog run by Lamaze International. She has a BA in International Studies and worked as a government consultant as well as a preschool teacher prior to staying home with her children.
This group was founded by Pamela and her two friends, Christy H. of Woodbridge, VA, and Christy B. of Raleigh, NC. We decided to create Mothers Healing Together because we want to provide a space where mothers can openly talk about their births.