Dr. Momma writes on Peaceful Parenting about the process of finding this great new visual icon:
International Homebirth Symbol: Call for Submissions
Submissions will be accepted through December 1, 2010, and voting will take place during the month of December. The official symbol will be announced on Jan 1, 2011.
Voting will be conducted in a two part process including both public voting by poll and a panel of voters made up of homebirth mothers, midwives, physicians, educators, and advocates. Voting panel members may not enter symbols into the running. Submission creators will remain anonymous during the panel and public voting to promote a fair process...
So pull out your pens pencils ink and paints and start creating!! We are all sooooooo looking forward to seeing all the incredible and inspired creations that I know will be brought to birth for this project!!...Submissions may be in any art form or style of graphic. However, keep in mind that this is for an international homebirth symbol that can be easily recognized as 'homebirth friendly' and one which can be printed and used with various advocacy mediums - signs, magnets, tshirts, onesies, blankets, washcloths, cloth diapers, jewelry, etc.
For more information about the search for the international symbol for homebirthing, and an introduction to the panel members that will be carefully considering each entry (of which I have the high honour of being one!), please click HERE to read the entire article
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