Abby Hall Luca

In 2011, I left my home state of Alabama and my job as a college English instructor at the University of Alabama to move north to Maine and answer the call of midwifery.  My husband Stephen and I made the trek together, moving truck in tow, and have not looked back since.  We have fallen completely in love with four-seasons living and have even made peace with the snow.  

After completing my academic courses and working at birth centers in Maine, India, and Haiti, I graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School in 2015 and opened Red Roots Midwifery.   Currently, I serve birthing folks and families of Maine and New Hampshire with home birth midwifery care, doula services, fertility care, and placental encapsulation*.  

I enjoy cooking, writing, reading, hiking, wildcrafting herbs, and medicine making, and I am thrilled to be able to offer homebirth midwifery and holistic health services to the people and families of Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire.

In addition to my work as a midwife, I served in the administration at Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, Maine for 7 years, and I was a core faculty member for 8 until the school's closure at the end of 2021.  I'm currently also training in interfaith chaplaincy and have another practice called The Hearth Chaplain, where I offer reflectionary writing and deep listening sessions.  

*See below for service updates!

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Important Practice Updates!

I will be taking some time off in 2022 for fertility treatment.  This means a couple of things:

  • I am only accepting primary midwifery clients with due dates through 6/1/22.

  • If you're a repeat client, contact me to explore potential options for having me on your care team after 6/1/22.

  • I am not accepting doula or placental encapsulation clients due from 6/1 to 9/1/22.  If you're due before or after this window, I'm yours!

  • I will not be booking in-person appointments with fertility care clients from 7/1 to 9/1/22, but these services will go otherwise uninterrupted and I will be available for virtual appointments.

As some of you know, fertility treatment is wildly expensive and considered elective.  If you would like to support us on this wild endeavor, please click here.