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 size, immigrant families, LBGTQIA folks, families meeting mental health challenges, families in poverty and those who have a history of trauma. We are honored to provide your care.
Sera Gadbois, CPM
Sera has been part of the home birth community serving families across Connecticut for the last 12 years. 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). Sera has a philosophy of care that focuses on preventing birth trauma and supporting parents who have experienced previous birth trauma as they navigate the healing process. Additionally, she holds certification from Postpartum Support International for advanced training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She is also especially interested in the gut-brain connection, the microbiome, the immune system, and the body's ability to achieve optimal health and prevent illness through nutrition and lifestyle. Sera resides in Eastern Connecticut with her husband and four radically unschooled children.
Sarah Oster, Midwife
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. Her interests in addition to birth include herbal medicine, homeopathy, complementary and alternative treatments for anxiety and depression. Sarah lives in North Stonington, CT near plenty of cows and an old tree farm with her partner and their two children that they homeschool.