Coralie Macqueen has a longterm commitment to women and their families, and to offering choice and flexibility in the birthing process. She worked as a registered nurse in the Roosevelt Hospital Birthing Center from 2002 through 2007, getting lots of practice in providing a personal, family-centered birthing experience. During that time, she worked closely with Sandy Woods, CNM, who also attended the births of Coralie’s two children. Today, as a faculty midwife, Coralie practices in partnership with Sandy, and with Jacques Moritz, MD, who will co-manage any complications of pregnancy. Says Coralie, “Birth is different for everyone; it is my goal to help women achieve a positive and rewarding birth experience that is unique to them.”
Coralie has an extensive educational background to aid her in this goal, with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in midwifery from NYU. When she graduated from NYU in 2005, Coralie received the school’s distinguished student award. In addition to her master’s degree classes, she has trained as a breastfeeding counselor and has taken extra labor support/doula courses.