Elizabeth Gilmore

Our Founder:

Elizabeth Gilmore 1947-2011
"We must remove barriers to midwifery education in order to improve outcomes for mothers and babies."

NCM’s logo is meant to signify the midwife as the deliverer of spiritual abundance.  The logo depicts a goddess offering her breasts and cornucopia to infants.  This is based on the Greco-Roman myth of Gaia/Terra/Mother Earth, one of whose attributes is the cornucopia, meaning harvest, prosperity, unending nourishment, or spiritual abundance.  The cornucopia is the horn of the Goddess Amalthea, whose milk nourised Zeus.