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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Calling all Artists!!!

Dr. Momma of Peaceful Parenting is honoured to host the world wide call from all artists and homebirthers for submissions for an official International Homebirth Symbol.  We have seen the birth of the international Lactivist and Intactivist symbols and now it's time to bring another simple and empowering symbol into the limelight, to raise awareness and acceptance of homebirth.

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... 
...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.
 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!!

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

Email questions or submissions to:

Be certain to include:
Full Name
Mailing Address
Email where you can be contacted