Royal College of Midwives
ROYAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES
Arms : Azure, a sinister and dexter hand erect couped in fesse proper surmounted of a mullet of eight points the uppermost and lowest points extended palewise argent; a bordure quarterly of the last and sable.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A pomegranate tree eradicated and fructed proper, the stem enfiled by an ancient crown Or.
Supporters: On the dexter side a representation of Juno Lucina proper, vested : vert, with veil argent, and diadem and sandals Or, holding on the interior arm a naked child and in the exterior hand a sheaf of white lilies, all also proper;.and on the sinister side a representation of Hygeia likewise proper, vested also argent, with mantle purpure, and diadem and sandals gold, holding in the exterior hand a bowl of the last, the arm entwined by a serpent also vert.
Motto: Vita donum Dei
The arms were officially granted on December 15, 1959.
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