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Patricia Harman

About Patricia Harman

Patricia Harman, CNM, has published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health and Journal of Sigma Theta Tau for Nursing Scholarship as well as in alternative publications. She is a regular presenter at national midwifery conferences. Her first book, "The Blue Cotton Gown" (Beacon / 7291-2 / $16.00 pb), was published to acclaim. Harman lives and works near Morgantown, West Virginia, and has three sons.

Nursing a marriage: Married to the doctor

Nursing a marriage: Married to the doctor

“Working with your husband is a delicate dance, more boogie than ballet.”

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Stories of a nurse midwife: Patient Akilah

The woman sitting next to me, who looks to be in her late thirties, smiles and asks again, “You don’t remember me do you? It’s been a long time. You delivered my first baby when I was fifteen.”

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Stories of a nurse midwife: Patient Jasmine

When I enter Room 2, the lights are off. This surprises me, but in the gloom I catch sight of a young woman stretched out on the exam table. “Hello. Are you OK? I’m going to turn on the lights […]