Mt. Saint Benedict Academy Private High School, Crookston, MN 1969-1973
Associate of Arts Degree from North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Center, MN 1973-1975. (Phi Theta Kappa)
Bachelors in Communications and Secondary Education, Univ. of St. Cloud, MN, 1975-1977
Graduate work in Theater Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1978-1979
Certifications, Trainings, & Experience in Childbirth Education
LOVE POWERED EVOLUTIONARY: July-September 2013, The Shift Network, Anodea Judith, 7 week Teleconference, NYC.
TENS WORKSHOP: March 2012, Renew Physical Therapy, Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, NYC
COMFORT AND STRENGTH IN LABOR USING THE REBOZO: October 2012, Gena Kirby, NYC
HEARTKEEPERS™, BIRTHCAREGIVERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: March 2011, Birth Balance, Judith Elaine Halek developed and taught a 3 hour Teleconference, NYC (available online for purchase)
REBOZO II: May 2011, Artscetera, Louise Holst Dissing, Danish Midwife, N
WISE WOMEN HERBS FOR THE CHILDBEARING YEAR: March 2011, Susun Weed, NY
THE HEALING POWR OF INTENTION: June-August 2011, The Shift Network, Dr. Lynne McTaggart, 6 week Teleconference, NYC
ACTIVATING YOUR HEART’S INTELLIGENCE (Advance Course): March-May 2011, Fyeria, Sheva Carr, 6 week Teleconference, NYC
ACTIVATING YOUR HEART’S INTELLIGENCE (Beginner Course): January-March 2011, Heart Math® Institute, 6 week Teleconference, NYC
ECSTATIC BIRTH TELE-SUMMIT: October –December 2010, Tele-seminar hosted by Sheila Kamara Hay and Ecstatic Birth, NYC
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING FOR DOULAS AND PROFESSIONALS IN PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION (Certification): March 2010, Biologix Solutions, IL
DREAMBIRTH® IMAGERY TRAINING/CERTIFICATION + DEVELOPMENT: November 2004 – May 2010, 125 weeks of small group developmental trainings for the DreamBirth® Imagery Method, with Dr. Catherine Shainberg, PhD, director of School of Images, NYC
EVOLUTIONARY METAMORPHOSIS: October-December 2010, Maestro Conferences, Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard, PhD, 10 week Teleconference, NYC
THE SACRED WAY OF CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION COURSE: April-June 2010, Maestro Conferences, Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard, PhD, 12 week Teleconference, NYC
AWAKENED BIRTH WORKSHOP: May 2009, Shakti Yoga and Living Arts, Judith Elaine Halek taught this 3 hour workshop
CALM BIRTH® CERTIFICATION/TRAININGS: December 2006, June 2007, November 2007, January 2010, Robert Newman, NYC
HOMEOPATHY FOR THE DOULA: November 2008, Rebekah Azzarelli, NYC
POWERED EVOLUTIONARY:October 2007, Pre-Conference, Barbara Harper’s Waterbirth Training with Certification. First in the US, Oregon
HOMEOPATHY FOR PREGNANCY/LABOR/BIRTH: September 2006, Jeanette Breen, CNM, NYC
HOMEOPATHY FOR CHILDBIRTH CLASS: March 2006, Sue Anello, CCH, NYC
THE ARVIGO TECHNIQUES OF MAYA ABDOMINAL MASSAGE™(Level One): May 2005, The Arvigo Institute, LLC, Cathy Lipsky and Nicole Kruck, NYC
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CERTIFICATION: 2005, Healthy Dimensions, DE
LABOR SUPPORT DOULA TRAINING: 1995, DONA, NYC
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR: 1994,1995, Birth Renaissance, NYC
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL AND DENTAL HYPNOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION; 1990, 1991,1992,1993,1994, NYC
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR: WHEP: 1993-1995, Women’s Health Education Project: Two Inner City Women’s Shelter’s, Helped raise $30,000 for WHEP, through private investors previewing Judith’s classes.
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION TRAINING: 1993, International Childbirth Education Association, (ICEA), GA
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION TRAINING: 1993, Childbirth Education Association, (CEA/MNY) NYC
CHILDBIRTH ASSISTANT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION: 1992, INFORMED HOMEBIRTH AND PARENTING, Rahima Baldwin, MI
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS: 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, NYC
BODY CENTERED HYPNOSIS FOR THE CHILDBEARING YEARS, BIRTH COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION: 1992-1993, Dr. Gayle Peterson, NYC
PRE/POST NATAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: 1992, Elizabeth Noble, MA
PRE/POST NATAL MASSAGE CERTIFICATION: 1992, Somatic Learning Institute, NJ
NATIONAL GUILD OF HYPNOTISTS: 1988,1988, NYC
HYPNODYNE FOUNDATION: 1988, NYC
DREAMBIRTH(R) IMAGERY FOR CHILDBIRTH: December 15, 2013, January 5, 2014, NYC.
“HEARTKEEPERS(TM): Birth Caregivers for the 21st Century,” 3 Hour Teleconference, August 2011
“AWAKENED BIRTH: YOUR Journey To Empowerment”: Shakti Ma Yoga Center, May 2009, NJ
CALM BIRTH: Second Certification Training Program: November 2007, NYC.
METROPOLITAN DOULA GROUP: Calm Birth Orientation,October 2007, NYC.
CALM BIRTH Photo Shoot: Prenatal Yoga Center, April, 2007, NYC.
EAST/WEST YOGA CENTER: Calm Birth, March 2007, NYC.
ALTERNATIVE BIRTHING OPTIONS: CADEAU Maternity Store, NYC, September 2003.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER: NYC, March 2003, one of the most prestigious Jewish Centers in NYC, ‘Alternative Choices for Childbirth.
PRENATAL YOGA CENTER: NYC, May 2003, ‘Medical Interventions at Childbirth.’
“LABOR SUPPORT CENTER: Self-Care and Water Birth Support Workshop,” NYC, NY October 29, 2000.
THE WONDERS OF WATER: Hydrotherapy For Labor and Water Birth, Westchester Lamaze, Pain, Coping with the Pain of Labor and Birth Conference, NY, October 27, 2000.
WOMEN’S ADVISORS OF NEW YORK CITY: NYC, NY, March, 1999.
ELIZABETH SETON CHILDBEARING CENTER, NYC: October 1998, March 1999.
NATURAL HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO: Women’s Health Panel, NYC, NY, April 1998.
ROSS PEDIATRICS: Conference for Childbirth Educators, Long Island, NY, June 1996.
INTERNATIONAL CESAREAN AWARENESS NETWORK: NYC, 1993, 1994, 1996.
ALL FEMALE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION: Harlem, NY Jan.-May 20, 1996. “Spiritual Class.”
THE BIRTH CENTER AT THE BETH: Newark, NJ 1995.
INTERNATIONAL CESAREAN AWARENESS NETWORK: NYC, 1995.
CHILDBIRTH SUPPORT OF NEW YORK: NYC, 1994.
MIDWIVES IN JOY: Panama City, FL, 1994 Conference.
MIDWIFERY TODAY: NYC, 1994 Conference.
NEW LIFE EXPO, NYC, 1992, 1993.
WOMEN’S HEALTH NUTRI-FAIR: NYC, 1993.
NEW YORK OPEN CENTER: NYC, 1993.
MANHATTAN PLAZA HEALTH CLUB: NYC, 1993.
NEW YORK CITY SHELTERS: 1992, 1993, 1994.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS: NYC, 1992 Symposium.
MIDWIVES ALLIANCE OF NORTH AMERICA: NYC, 1992 Conference.
Television & Radio Appearences (Water Labor / Waterbirth)
TELEMUNDO NBC TELEVISION, “Tratamiento de Placenta,” Host, Alina Yaniz, NYC, April 2013. http://msnlatino.telemundo.com/videos/un_nuevo_dia/3945c221-7b64-42ee-8428-ba87dd29ccf
PREGNANT IN HEELS 2, Bravo TV, Expecting Productions, Host; Rosie Pope, NYC, February 2012.
FOX 5 NEWS, “Inside Edition,” Information on Water Birth and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, April 2006.
MBN, AL-HURRA, “The Free One, ” Arabic-language television, 22 countries in the Middle East on Nilesat and Arabsat satellites, January 2006.
BAI, NYC, October 2003, ‘Celebrating Women’s Week. Judith interviewed about her work with Water Birth and other Modalities.
ABC News Productions, Great Expectations with Juju Chang, NYC, NY, November 14, 2000.
LIFETIME TELEVISION, ‘Pregnancy With Maddie Corman,’ NYC, NY, August 2000.
“HEYER INSIGHTS,” Albrecht Heyer. Syndicated cable program, NYC, July 23, 2000.
“KAI’S ODYSSAY” Kai Adowa, MNN cable show, NYC, November 1998.
“The Body Mind Connection,” Jean Novak, MNN cable show, NYC, September 1998.
“Health Talk Motivational Radio,” Brian Clement, WNN radio, West Palm Beach, FL, September 1998.
“Urban Health Strategies.” John Harris, WBAI radio, NYC, April 1998.
“Alternatives in Childbirth,” Walden’s Pond, WBAI radio, NYC, July 1997.
“Video User’s Forum, Panel discussion on Cable TV regarding Documentation of Births, March 1996.
“A Second Opinion,” live interview with Dr. Serafina Corsello, January 1996.
America’s Talking, “Alive & Wellness,” 1994, live interview, re-run 1995.Publications (Pregnancy Nutrition/Fitness/WaterLabor/Waterbirth)
PERCEPTIONS/REFLECTIONS/CONNECTIONS: Book, Self-Published of Birth Balance photographs with writings. 2006/2007.
MIDWIFERY TODAY TRICKS OF THE TRADE SERIES: ‘Sharing Midwifery Knowledge, Vol. 4, November 2004. Photographs and article by Judith Halek, ‘The AquaDural and the DoulaDural Replace the Epidural, reprinted.
MAVI YASAM: Prestigious Turkish Magazine, April 2004, featured pregnancy photographs by Birth Balance along with interview regarding water birth Internationally.
CRAINE’S NEW YORK BUSINESS MAGAZINE: September 1, 2003, Feature story, Doula, Judith Halek is featured in article, ‘Doin What Comes Naturally.’
WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY: No. 8, Fall Issue, Issue, debuts photographs and an article on photographing water labors and births in the ‘A Labor of Love, by Judith Elaine Halek. October 1, 2001.
THE POWER OF TOUCH: on May 9, 2000, ClubMom.com’s debut of an article by Mary Ellen Branna, interviewing Judith regarding baby massage.
TIME MAGAZINE: Labor Support Doula Article, Judith Halek quoted in,”One Labor-Intensive Job,”by Heather Won Tesoriero, NYC, NY, March 12, 2001
WORD.COM Presents, “Gig, Americans Talk About Their Jobs At The Turn of The Millennium,” Chapter on Labor Support Doula, page 377-381. (Interviewed) Spring 2000
MIDWIFERY TODAY MAGAZINE, “Aquadural & Douladural Replace the Epidural,” Spring 2000
XPRESS MAGAZINE, “Reflections on Pregnancy and Birth,” Bohemia, NY, Winter 1998.
FRIENDS OF MIDWIVES IN CONN. NEWSLETTER, “Waterbirth: A Social Phenomenon,” Spring 1997.
NAISSANCE: Childbirth Education Association of Metro NY Newsletter, “Report on the First International Waterbirth Conference,” 1996.
THE JOURNAL OF PERINATAL EDUCATION, an ASPO/LAMAZE Publication, “Report on the First International Waterbirth Conference,” 1995.
ACTIVE LABOR, newsletter of the ICA, NYC, “Roosevelt Opens It’s Doors To Waterways,” 1993, 1994.
NEW YORK FAMILY MAGAZINE, “Gentle Birth Choices,” 1994.
HEART SOUL MAGAZINE, “Champions Of The Future,” Rodale Press, 1994.
NAISSANCE, newsletter of the Childbirth Education Association of Metro NY, “Update On Hospital Waterbirth,” NYC, 1994.
NEW LIFE MAGAZINE, “Making Healthier Babies Through Juicing,” 1992.
TO YOUR HEALTH MAGAZINE, “Waterbirthing,” 1992.
THE JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS, “Going With The Flo, An Exercise About Nurturing For Expectant Mothers,” 1992.
NEW YORK FAMILY MAGAZINE, “Pregnancy and Fitness,” 1992….
ALLIANCE JOURNAL, “Pregnancy and Juicing,” “Bringing Baby Home Through Less Violent Measures,” 1992.
CHILDBIRTH MEDITATION “THE CALM BIRTH METHOD”: cover photograph plus numerous photographs inside book. December 2012, by Portal Center Press.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION: cover photograph in volume 27, number 1, January 2012
NEO-NATAL RESUSCITATION NEWBORN BREATH WEBSITE: Karen Strange, 2011.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION: cover photograph in volume 26, number 4, November 2011.
DONA: Doulas of North America present 2 photographs and 1 banner in their new documentary The Essential Ingredient: Doula, 2011.
CALM BIRTH, NEW POTENTIAL: 32 Birth Balance photographs in their montage, February, 2011.
MORE THAN A MIDWIFE: STORIES OF GRACE, GLORY AND MOTHERHOOD, By Mary Sommers, Certified Nurse Midwife, 2010. Birth Balance has one photo on the book cover.
ORGANIC BIRTH: BIRTH IS NATURAL, DVD, 12 Birth Balance photographs in this shorter version of Orgasmic Birth, DVD, October 15, 2010.
ORGASMIC BIRTH, YOUR GUIDE TO A SAFE, SATISFYING AND PLEASURABLE BIRTH, By Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro, 5 photographs in this book, Rodale Press, June 8, 2010.
THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL EXPERIENCER: Birth Balance photographed author Alan Russell White for the back portfolio shot of his book, April, 2010.
CARRBORO MIDWIFERY: has 1 photograph, Held Above Water, posted twice on its website, both on the front page and the water birth page, 2010.
AVALON: A Center for Women’s Health has 2 photographs posted on their water birth page, 2010.
REDUCING INFANT MORTALITY: A Birth Balance photograph not only features in the movie but also adorns the center of the advertisement, June, 2009.
FATE OF EARTH FATE OF BIRTH: a mini-documentary on birth by David Sotnik features 8 Birth Balance photographs.
KAREN STRANGE:cover photograph of Midwifery Management of Neonatal Resuscitation Information Booklet, May 2009.
BEBESINFO.FI: features a Birth Balance photograph on their home page as well as inside their Finnish website, 2009.
MATERNAL DANCE: with Suzanne Caesar’s latest DVD Rhythm for Life, the prenatal Belly Dance Workout and website debut Birth Balance Photography, 2009.
DONA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: 5 photographs used in a banner displayed at the 2008 conference; banner was also used at the 2007conference, 2008.
THE MOTHER: Published in the UK, Cover Photograph, Issue Twenty-eight, May/June 2008.
UTNE READER: One photograph accompanies the article “Labor Movement: Orgasmic Birth” by K.G. in the Jan-Feb 2009 edition, pg. 32.
PATHWAYS: utilized 4 Birth Balance photographs in an article entitled “Doulas Before, During and After Birth,” Issue 19, October 2008.
THE MOTHER: An Australian magazine featured a photograph by Birth Balance in their July/August 2008 issue on pg 26.
PASCACK VALLEY COMMUNITY LIFE PAPER: used 2 Birth Balance photographs in their article entitled “Filmmaker Champions Natural Childbirth” on July 16, 2008.
NATIONAL HEALTHY BIRTH GUIDE 2008/2009: displays 2 Birth Balance photographs.
NY HEALTHY BIRTH GUIDE: displays Birth Balance 4 photographs, No. 3, 2008/2009.
ORGASMIC BIRTH, DVD: 19 Birth Balance photographs are included in the documentary, January 1, 2009.
OUR BODIES, OURSELVES: Birth Balance has 5 photographs featured in the latest book on pregnancy and birth, pgs. 93, 195, 251, 285 Copyright 2008.
INTERNATIONAL DOULA: Vol. 15, Issue 1, Winter 2007, cover photograph of magazine published quarterly by Doulas of North America. (DONA).
HOME DELIVERY, THE ADVENTURE OF GIVING BIRTH AT HOME: Film by French director, Christine Tournadre. Birth Balance debuts 3 photographs in film, 2007.
LAMAZE INTERNATIONAL: Internet Childbirth Educational Commercial previews Birth Balance still photographs, 2007.
NY HEALTHY GUIDE: produced by Choices in Childbirth of NYC, includes 2 breathtaking photographs by Birth Balance in their annual guide, No. 2, 2007.
BOLD RED TENT: Birth Balance Photography is the cover poster for the BOLD (Birth On Labor Day) Red Tent Events International, 2007.
CALMS: This little book for new parents is graced with 7 Birth Balance photographs, 2007.
DOULAS: Thirty-one Birth Balance photographs fill this informational/instructional/picture booklet by the Doula/Community Midwives, 2007.
DONA: Doulas of North America, utilizes 11 Birth Balance photographs for banners at the 2007-2008 International Conferences.
MOTHERBABY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Birth Balance debuts photography in promotional festival material, September 28-30, 2007.
GENTLE BIRTH CONGRESS: Birth Balance is the official photographer to document the Congress in Portland, Oregon: September 27-30, 2007.
ALTERNATIVE BIRTH: A waterbirth website features multiple Birth Balance photographs, 2007.
CALM BIRTH: Birth Balance documents Certification Trainings & Orientations in NYC, 2007.
CALMBIRTH.ORG: Website features Birth Balance photography, 2007.
MATERNALDANCE.COM: Birth Balance photographs grace this website, 2007.
COMPLEAT MOTHER: Full Page Spread accompanies article, Baby Wearing Grandma,” Winter ’06-’07, Number 84, Pg. 41.
MIDWIFERY TODAY CONFERENCE: Promotional Material, in Bad Wildbad, Germany, October, 2006.
WATERBIRTH TECHNOLOGIES: Website and Promotional materials for Birthing Pools site, waterbirthtechnologies.com, 2006.
IBFAN 2006 BREASTFEEDING CALENDAR, 2006, IBFAN:The International Baby Food Action Network.
THE GATES: Artwork designed by Christo, NYC, February 12-27, 2005. Birth Balance photographed 6 pregnant women in the installation.
POST CARD PHOTOGRAPH: Luna’s Birth Tub Website, vidaluna.com, 2005.
INTERNATIONAL DOULA: Vol. 13, Issue 4, Fall 2005, color, cover photograph, photo, pg. 7, published quarterly by Doulas of North America. (DONA)
INTERNATIONAL DOULA: Vol. 13, Issue 2/3, Spring/Summer 2005, Photos on pgs 9, 16,18, published quarterly by Doulas of North America. (DONA)
LAMAZE INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE: Five photographs are on the site as of 2005.
TIMEOUT MAGAZINE: March 2005, photograph of pregnant woman getting massage by Therapist, Anne Heckheimer.
OUR BODIES, OURSELVES, 5th EDITION: Two Birth Balance photographs are to be featured in the edition of 2005.
THE BIRTH ATTENDANTS 2005 CALENDAR: One Birth Balance photograph featured in this birth-related calendar.
PRENATAL MASSAGE WEBSITE: May 2004, NYC, Judith Halek Photographed Anne Heckheimer’s pregnancy massage for her website.
WATERBIRTH CONFERENCE: ‘Embracing Birth Together, International Waterbirth Congress, Chicago, IL, April 22-25, 2004. Birth Balance is the official photographer to document the event.
UNITED FOR FAMILIES MIDWIFERY CARE NEWSLETTER: Spring 2004, Volume 8, Issue I. Birth Balance features water birth photographs accompanying article Judith Halek edited, ‘Waterbirth Basics: From newborn breathing to Hospital Protocols, by Barbara Harper.
MAVI YASAM: Prestigious Turkish Magazine, April 2004, featured pregnancy photographs by Birth Balance.
ELIZABETH BING’S 90TH BIRTHDAY: NYC, June 21, 2004. The Historical Matriarch who brought Lamaze Childbirth Education to the United States, celebrated her 90th year of life. Judith Halek was the official photographer for the event.
MOTHER’S MILK MAGAZINE: Volume 1, Issue 6 displays Judith Halek’s photography on the cover of the December 2004 issue.
FOR CRYING OUTLOUD, 2003 ANNUAL REPORT FOR MATERNITY CENTER ASSOCIATION: NYC, The oldest, (1918) Birth Organization in the United States, featured 14 Birth Balance photographs in their 2003 Annual report, including the cover photograph. Came out Spring 2004.
INTERNATIONAL DOULA: Volume 12, Issue 4, Fall 2004, displays as cover photograph Judith Halek’s photograph, published quarterly by Doulas of North America. (DONA).
MATERNAL FITNESS STUDIO: NYC, Winter 2003, Photography Presentation of Birth Balance’s Full Body of work.
INTERNATIONAL CESAREAN AWARENESS NETWORK: Chapter of Vermont, debuts Birth Balance Photography at the Wellness Fair, November 1, 2003 in Rutland, Vermont.
DOULA’S OF NORTH AMERICA: (DONA) features a photograph on one of their latest TOTE bags (Winter 2003).
INTERNATIONAL DOULA: Vol. 11, Issue 1, Winter 2003, color, cover photograph and pg. 15, published quarterly by Doulas of North America. (DONA)
INTERNATIONAL DOULA: Summer 2003, Volume 11, Issue 3, debuts the first color cover the quarterly, published by Doulas of North America. (DONA)
THE DOULA BOOK: How a Trained Labor Companion can help you have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth: displays the cover photograph and 3 internal photographs, November 5, 2002.
LISTENING TO MOTHER’S FORUM: October 24, 2002, Presentation of Maternity Center Association’s ‘First National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences. Birth Balance closed the forum with an inspirational birth slide presentation.
SELF-Magazine, features a two and a half page spread of Judith Halek’s pregnancy photography. June 2002.
BIRTH BALANCE WEBSITE: In operation since September 2001. This is the largest resource center for pregnancy/labor/birth/post photography, water birth and labor support Doula information. Over 500 pages and between 800,000-1,000,000 visits per month and 1,000,000+ hits per month.
WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY, No. 8, Fall Issue, Issue, debuts photographs and an article on photographing water labors and births in the ‘A Labor of Love, by Judith Elaine Halek. October 1, 2001.
TEA TIME IS BREWING! Women In Photography International Celebrates 20th Anniversary ‘Images of Women – Images of Tea’, Judith Halek debut’s one of her photographs in her first International Exhibition. The opening will be Oct.10 to Nov.15, 2001 at the House of Photographic Art (HOPA) in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The exhibition will travel throughout the USA and internationally over the next three years, with invitations from Cuba, Italy, Pakistan and others.
MIDWIFERY TODAY MAGAZINE: Winter 2001, Number 60, BB Photograph, pg. 61.
MIDWIFERY TODAY MAGAZINE: Spring 2001, “Having A Baby, BB photograph, premiere Issue.
MIDWIFERY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, “Mother -Baby Experiences of Nurturing,” Booklet funded by the Department of Health, South Bank University, and East Kent NHS Trust. Photo on page 18, Paris, FRANCE.
Nine Birth Balance Photographs can be seen: www.joyouspregnancy.com, (The Unassisted Childbirth website.)
MIDWIFERY TODAY MAGAZINE: Autumn 2000. #55, pg. 48.
MIDWIFERY TODAY MAGAZINE: Spring 2000, #54, pgs. 23, 33.
MIDWIFERY TODAY MAGAZINE: Autumn 1999, #51, pg. 52.
FREE SPIRIT MAGAZINE: June/July 1999, 4 photographs featured.
HIP MAMA MAGAZINE: March 1999, cover photo.
X-PRESS MAGAZINE: “Reflections on Pregnancy and Birth,” Bohemia, NY, Winter 1999.
THE RESIDENT NEWSPAPER: NYC, 1998-1999, numerous photos featured in family articles.
NEW YORK FAMILY MAGAZINE: May ’94, “The Rebirth Of a Profession: Labor Support Doulas,” pg. 20.
THE JOURNAL OF PERINATAL EDUCATION: an ASPO/LAMAZE Publication, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1995, “When Parents Ask: ‘What about Waterbirth’,” pg.
Documentation by Video and/or Photo
LAMAZE INTERNATIONAL/ORGASMIC BIRTH DOCUMENTARY FILM: Filmed and photographed 2 waterbirths and 1 cesarean in NJ, at home and in birth center, 2006.
THE GATES BY CHRISTOS: Judith Halek photographed 8 pregnant women in the once in a life time experience of the Saffron “Gates” in Central Park, NYC, 2005
WOMAN TO WOMAN: Judith Halek’s photographs and birth video footage is featured in this Doula Documentary by Amikole Maraesa, NYC, 2003.
Produced 39 Water Birth Related Documentaries, presented through Manhattan Neighborhood Network Cable, NYC, NY, January 1997- April 2001
Third International Waterbirth Conference: Waterbirth 2000: A Vision For The Future, and 4 Day Aquanatal Teacher/Training. Portland, Oregon, Sept. 21-28, 2000. BB documents with photos and written journalist.
“Waterbirth: Wave Of The Future,” Birth Balance Sponsored and documented through video and photo’s, Gloria Lemay, Canadian Water birth Midwife, NYC, NY, Sept. 8, 2000.
Holy Name Hospital, Lonnie Morris, CNM and The Childbirth Center in Englewood, NJ, Judith assisted with tub and labor support assistant, Deborah Pascali-Bonaro, the first underwater birth in a hospital in Bergen County, NJ, March 2000.
FIRST water labor and water birth at Birth Center in Allen Pavilion Hospital, NYC, February 12 and 14, 1999.
Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center, NYC, tape/edit 5 min. Internet video for web page, photos, May 1999.
New York Open Center, Michel Odent, “Childbirth: Needs, Dreams & Realities” & “We Are All Waterbabies,” two 3-hour lectures, September 18, 22, 1997.
Second International Waterbirth Conference, “Nurturing Woman: Integrating Water into Maternity Care: First North American Conference,” USA, 1996.
First International Waterbirth Conference, London, England, April 1995.
Maternal Fitness, Julie Tupler, RN Certified Instructional Video for pre/post-natal fitness, NYC, 1995.
First Obstetrician in a United States Hospital to labor and birth underwater, Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, June 7,1994.
First underwater breech hospital birth in the United States, New York City, Feb. 4, 1994.
First underwater birth at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, Oct. 2, 1993.
Birth Center, Englewood, NJ, a group of seven children witnessing the birth of the fifth child, and the second waterbirth in this family, Aug. 15, 1992.
(Childbirth Education) Women’s Heath Education Project, two shelters in Brooklyn, Linden Shelter, prenatal education; Urban Strategies, post-natal education. WHEP raised $30,000 through private investors reviewing. (1993-1995)