Pamela Echeverio, CPM, LDM.
Pamela is first and always a mother. Her journey as a midwife began in 1977 when she was able, despite great odds, to successfully birth her first child at home. At that time she had just completed three years at the National Naval Medical Center working in ICU, CCU and Respiratory Therapy. Choosing out-of-hospital-birth was far from the norm in 1977 and thus she found very little support. That reality inspired her midwifery journey and the beginning of a deep understanding of the need to support women’s choices.
In 1986 her last child was born - an amazing water birth which still inspires her. (Ask Pamela about that story… she loves to tell it!) She studied herbs, continued her doula work both at home and in the hospital and, when her youngest was entering high school, was finally able to pursue her midwifery studies in earnest.
Pamela is a graduate of Birthingway College of Midwifery. She completed her apprenticeship with 2 local midwives as well as an internship in the Philippines. She co-founded Alma Birth center in 2004 and practiced there until January 2009. She now teaches at Birthingway.