Patricia Harman is author of The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir.
Harman got her start as a lay-midwife on the rural communes where she
lived in the ’60s and ’70s, going on to become a nurse-midwife on the
faculty of Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and
West Virginia University. She lives and works near Morgantown, West
Virginia, and has three sons.