Melanie Albright, CNM, BSN, MSN

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medicine


After my first few months of nursing school, I decided I wanted to be a certified nurse midwife. That was over 4o years ago and I still have a great passion for providing care to women and their families. Throughout my career, I have worked in various private practices, hospitals and community clinics. I have a great love for coming along side women, teaching, developing and utilizing ways to support them and making their desires surrounding their care become a reality. It was over 11 years ago that I came to St Raphael's Hospital with 2 colleagues to start this midwifery practice. Our vision then and now, has been to provide care in a setting which works with and respects women as they make their health care decisions.

I count it a privilege to care for pregnant women, listening to their hopes and dreams and helping to make those dreams a healthy reality! Although I stopped counting my deliveries more than 15 years ago when I hit 1000 births, I still find providing care to women throughout their pregnancy thrilling and each delivery unique and exhilarating! In addition to obstetrical care, I love working with teens and young women who feel they can discuss anything with me and I consider myself lucky to have a long established GYN clientele which I have nurtured over my many years of practice. 

In addition to the joy my work gives me, I have a wonderful husband of 40 years, 3 amazing, grown children and 5 phenomenal grandchildren (don't get me started talking about them!)

Education & Training

MSN Columbia University, Maternity Nursing and Midwifery (1981)
BSN Columbia University, Nusing (1976)
Board Certification American College of Nurse-Midwives, Certified Nurse-Midwife (1981, recertified: 2014)

Honors & Recognition

  • Jackson Award for Excellence in Nursing Care of Acute Surgical PatientsColumbia University (1976)

  • Signa Theta TauNational Honor Society of Nursing (1975)

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Contact Info

Melanie Albright, CNM, BSN, MSN
Patient Care Location
Center for Women's Health and MidwiferyCenter for Women's Health and Midwifery
200 Orchard Street, Ste Suite 108

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Addresses
Laborists and Midwifery200 Orchard ST
New Haven, CT 06511
Laborists and MidwiferyYale New Haven Hospital St Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel St

New Haven, CT 06511