Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey

Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey

Patricia Harman


In this prequel to the hugely praised The Blue Cotton dress, Patricia Harman reaches again to her younger experiments in residing a completely sustainable and traditional lifestyles within the Sixties and ’70s in rural Minnesota and on a commune in Ohio, forming alliances with the eco-minded and antiwar counterculture. From these riveting days as a self-taught midwife, supplying infants in cabins and on farms, occasionally in harrowing conditions, Patsy takes us into the current day, the place she faces the demanding situations of operating a women’s overall healthiness health center along with her husband, mothering grownup sons, and retaining precise to her ideas and passions within the twenty-first century.

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