Primal Roots Midwifery Mission
It is our vision that every family be treated with dignity and respect during their pregnancy and birth, and that they are able to birth where and with whom they desire. We strive to foster an environment that is physically and emotionally safe by honoring your choices, wishes, and desires in order to empower you to take control of your childbirth experience. We welcome people of all family structures and backgrounds. Primal Roots is sensitive to a wide population of clients who would otherwise be excluded from accessing culturally competent care including Black women, women of color, women of faith, women of size, immigrant families, LBGTQIA families, families meeting mental health challenges, and those who have a history of trauma. We are honored to provide your care.
Meet the Midwives
SciHonor Devotion, Student
SciHonor has been in the field of reproductive health for twenty years and is a Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, and Maternal Child Health Specialist (J. J. Way). She trains interdisciplinary doulas through Earth's Natural Touch: Birth Care and Beyond which she established in 2001. It is now the largest Black-owned Doula training organization and collaborative in New England. She is passionate about supporting families during the childbearing year, incorporating ancestral knowledge and wisdom into her care. She is now a Phase 2 student at Midwives College of Utah (MCU).
Lauríel Keys, Midwife
Lauríel has spent the past 7 years studying and practicing as a full spectrum doula and midwife obtaining her education from Birthwise Midwifery School. In her last year attending Birthwise, Lauríel apprenticed with two naturopathic doctors / midwives, allowing her to cultivate a wide range of skills from breech birth, VBAC’s, prolonged labor, pregnancy loss, intrauterine insemination, prolonged labor, phlebotomy, homeopathic and herbal remedies and so much more. Lauríel’s goal is to provide culturally competent and inclusive care for all birthing people. One of her missions is to help shift the poor birthing outcomes for black and brown birthing people by providing quality care from a deeper space of understanding. Another passion is providing care for all fellow members of the LQBTQIA community. Lauríel's care embodies spirituality, holistic health & nutrition and education. Lauríel deeply believes it is a necessity for people to learn how to reconnect with the spiritual and physical aspects of themselves in order to provide and sustain life on Earth. Lauríel lives in North Central Connecticut with her partner and their dog Pooka.
Sarah Oster, Midwife
Serving Connecticut families since 2013, Sarah's experience in birth work includes “low risk” pregnancy, VBAC, twins, perinatal mood disorders, pregnancy induced hypertension, prolonged labor, and many additional unique experiences as each pregnancy is unique to the individual. Sarah received her education from the National Midwifery Institute and will be sitting for the exam to complete her CPM credential soon. Her interests in addition to birth include herbal medicine, homeopathy, complementary and alternative treatments for anxiety and depression. Sarah lives in Southeast, CT with her partner and their two children that they homeschool.
Sera Gadbois, CPM
Clinical Director, Owner
Sera has been part of the home birth community in Connecticut serving families of all structures and backgrounds since 2007. Her experience and skill set from over 300 births includes "low-risk" pregnancy as well as Breech, Twins, IVF pregnancy and many other special circumstances. Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is close to her heart as she herself was her mothers first vaginally born baby after two c-sections (VBA2C). Having had a deep religious upbringing, Sera appreciates serving families of faith. She is passionate about medical freedom and individual liberty. She is especially interested in the gut-brain connection, the immune system, and the body's ability to achieve optimal health and prevent illness through nutrition and lifestyle. Sera resides in Eastern Connecticut on a small homestead with her husband and their four radically unschooled children, spanning 17 to 2 years old, three of whom were born at home. She enjoys gardening, canning, and trying to create a more sustainable and independent lifestyle every year.