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  • Awakened Birth, YOUR Journey to Empowerment
    Lecturer, Judith Halek

    A three hour workshop, May 31, 2009, Sunday, Maplewood, NJ, 2-5 pm
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  • Teleclass Series
    Instructer, Judith Elaine Halek
    For full descriptions and registration of all 9 Workshops, click here.
  • Orgasmic Birth
    Monday, September 22, 2008 at 7 PM, Millennium Film Workshop, Inc.
    Powerful, passionate and thought provoking, with commentary by a dozen preeminent health professionals, and 11 women and their partners who share their birthing journey, Orgasmic Birth dismantles untruths about labor and birth that women have been told for generations. The women in the film are transfigured and transformed by the power of their own bodies.
    For more details about the film and a preview go to: http://www.orgasmicbirth.com/

  • Calm Birth Teacher Training
    Instructor, Developer & Director Calm Birth Program: Robert Newman;
    Labor and Delivery Nurse and Calm Birth Teacher: Christine Novak, RNC, HNC, CCE

    Friday, October 10 to Sunday, October 12, 2008 Community Education Classroom; MAC II Building; Overlook Hospital
    This three day program is part of the certification process for healthcare professionals who desire to  teach the Calm Birth method to pregnant women and their partners. Calm Birth was created using principles of meditation science and mind/body medicine.  The method is based on programs developed and researched at Harvard University Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The practices of Calm Birth are a vital compliments to medical birth, cesarean birth and a natural childbirth option and an opportunity for complete perinatal care for the 21st century.
  • Calm Birth and Calm Mothering
    Instructor, Creator: Robert Newman
    April 11-13, 2008 - Teacher Certification Training - New York City, NY
    April 7, 2008 - Introductory Seminar - Overlook Hospital Summit, New Jersey
    April 8, 2008 - Introductory Seminar - Valley Hospital Paramus, New Jersey
    April 15, 2008 - Introductory Seminar - Overlook Hospital Summit, New Jersey
    The Calm Birth™ prenatal classes are focused primarily on the methods and how they help women use innate ability that is most often not being used. It is integral and complementary medicine. The Calm Birth™ prenatal classes are focused primarily on the methods and how they help women use innate ability that is most often not being used. It is integral and complementary medicine. Women are instructed in the methods to encourage natural childbirth as a primary option, but if medical interventions are used, the methods work with current childbirth medicine to raise the quality of the birth and heal the side effects of the medicine. The classes teach expanded childbirth anatomy, the energy body and the physical body in one. Women learn to breathe with the energy body, all the way through labor and delivery. They learn healing and greater function in giving birth. Women are instructed in the methods to encourage natural childbirth as a primary option, but if medical interventions are used, the methods work with current childbirth medicine to raise the quality of the birth and heal the side effects of the medicine.

  • The Gentle Birth World Congress
    September 28-30, 2007 Oregon Convention Center: Portland, Oregon

    Waterbirth International, in cooperation with Waterbirth Technologies and Gentle Birth Consultants, is planning the 2007 Gentle Birth World Congress. We will host the largest, most controversial birth conference ever. Lectures and workshops will be open to every facet of the birth community, and will challenge doctors, nurse-midwives, labor and birth nurses, doulas and certified professional midwives to work together to change the face of birth. Topics of discussion included: Redefining Malpractice; Waterbirth Research; Hospital Models that are truly Mother-Baby-Friendly, Evidence and More Evidence for Gentle Birth: Reading the Literature; Hands-off –The Challenge for Doctors and Nurses; Undisturbed Birth – The Ecstasy and the Agony. The exhibit hall will be open and free to the public, offering exhibitors excellent exposure.
    For more information, email congress@waterbirth.org.
  • Calm Birth and Calm Mothering
    Orientation Seminars - April 14-15, 2007
    Teacher Certification Training - June 15-17, 2007

    East West Living (Books, Arts, Cafe, Yoga) 78 5th Ave. (at 14 St.) New York City
    The Calm Birth™ prenatal classes are focused primarily on the methods and how they help women use innate ability that is most often not being used. It is integral and complementary medicine. The Calm Birth™ prenatal classes are focused primarily on the methods and how they help women use innate ability that is most often not being used. It is integral and complementary medicine. Women are instructed in the methods to encourage natural childbirth as a primary option, but if medical interventions are used, the methods work with current childbirth medicine to raise the quality of the birth and heal the side effects of the medicine. The classes teach expanded childbirth anatomy, the energy body and the physical body in one. Women learn to breathe with the energy body, all the way through labor and delivery. They learn healing and greater function in giving birth. Women are instructed in the methods to encourage natural childbirth as a primary option, but if medical interventions are used, the methods work with current childbirth medicine to raise the quality of the birth and heal the side effects of the medicine.
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  • Whole Birth Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification Training
    Level One - Five Day Training with Robin Sale
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    October 9 13, 2002
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  • Prenatal Exercises and Childbirth Education in the Comfort of the Water
    AquaNatal Instructor Certification Retreat: June 12-16 at the Rhythm Ranch A SPECIAL EVENT! Learn from American AquaNatal developer, Marina Alzugaray MS. Click here for more information

  • International Conference on WATERBIRTH
    1, 2, 3 December 2001
    Palazzo dei Congressi
    Sirmione Lake of Garda Brescia ITALY
    Contact: mipaonline at the following address: info@mipaonline.com
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  • "Healing Waters," Colorado Alliance of Independent Midwives Second Annual Conference in conjunction with the MANA Mountain Region Conference. This second annual C-AIM / MANA regional conference takes place at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Golden, Colorado, on 1320 Arapahoe Street. April 26 - 28, 2001.
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  • WHEN SURVIVORS GIVE BIRTH. Counseling skills and strategies to assist pregnant survivors of childhood sexual abuse in preparing for birth. Thursday, May 3, 2001 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center. 222 West 14th Street New York, New York.
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  • Join Therapist Basia Szpak, counselor Carol Lankton and midwife Marina Alzugaray in the Living Joy Gatherings at Panama City Beach, Florida! Featuring Human Dolphin communication, waterbirthing, AquaNatal, Watsu, infant water training, water play, camp fire, story telling, dancing, snorkeling, and hiking! Families are welcome!!! Two four days periods, April 25-28 or May 10-13, 2001.
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  • Infant Aquatics Workshop, with Vera Garibaldi LMP Founder/Director of Waterbabies Aquatic Program. This 1 1/2 day seminar introduces the techniques needed to reunite infants and toddlers to the fluid world, creating healthier and happier babies. These techniques promote bonding, enhanced communication skills and increased trust between parents and babies! White Stone Retreat Center, WA (60 miles north of Seattle, USA) May 30th, Wednesday, 7:30 - 10 pm, May 31st, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm.
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  • Elissa Garde-Joia, Certified Hypnotherapist and Member of the Faculty of the HypnoBirthing Institute is pleased to announce that a HypnoBirthing Practitioners Training is being held in Manhattan. The following information outlines the course and provides registration instructions. If you have any questions regarding this material please contact us by e-mail at egardejoia@aol.com or by calling 631-666-4256.
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  • DONA Doula Training Weekend. There will be a doula training Danbury, Conneticut, June 22 and 23, 2001 Perhaps you or someone you know could benefit from this DONA-approved training. This 16 hour training is offered in 2 days to meet the needs of women busy with family and work.
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  • There will be an Intensive Aqua natale training taking part in fall 2001 in Germany, Sep. 29-Oct. 8th, 2001. Organized by Sabine Neumann. Contact her at zapdawoed@t-online.de or by phone at +49-(0)341-6887723.
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  • Doula," Interview with Judith Halek regarding her work as a labor doula. A chapter in "Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs At The Turn of the Millennium,"came out May 23, 2000. "The most joyous worker in the book is Judith Halek, The 'Doula' (a midwife's assistant)." I was meant to do this,she says, on eof the few who seem to wear their wok like a natural skin. She has no children of her own, she says, "but then I realized that it's sort of like, my work is so full and so rich, it's my vision. It's myself. My whole being...So I am at peace. My work will be my child. The babies and the bmothers I have helped and my articles and my teaching that I do, those will be my children." She alone of all the chronicalers in Gig experiences her calling as connected with the life force. Her isolation provides its own commentary, which along with the other accounts in this book adds up to a bill of particulars against the New Economy that Studs Terkel would doubtless admire." Says Susan Faludi, author of Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man.
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  • Judith Halek produced a 13 part waterbirth series for three and a half years through Manhattan Neighborhood Network Cable, NYC. These 39 programs consist of Interviews, lectures, documentaries on water birth and birth related issues. The program ran from Sept. 1997-March 21, 2001. *NOTE: Copies of the programs for sale. See Birth Balance Archives: Ordering Info. For a detail list of programs see Birth Balance Archives: Videotapes.

  • Fluid Beginings is a course directed at handling newborns 0-6 months in water or those working with babies such as midwives, aquatic specialists or craniosacral therapists. Breastfeeding mother, father and baby are encouraged to participate along with the above professionals. Individual Watsu , WaterDance and CranioSacral Therapy sessions are integrated into the workshop for parents and baby. However the infants experience in water is the focus. Dec. 11-14. Facilitated in Tonopah, AZ by Basia Szpak.
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  • "Water Immersion & Water Birth Support with 'Self Care for the Doula,'" October 29, 2000, Birth Balance presents an all day workshop for labor support doulas, 10 am 5 pm, Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center, 222 W. 14th St. (between 7th/8th Ave.), NYC, $100. Checks payable to: Judith Halek, 309 W. 109th St., Apt. 6D, NYC, NY, 10025. Contact numbers: 212-222-4349 (Phone), 212-222-8303 (Fax) , watrbaybee@earthlink.net (Email).
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  • Westchester Chapter of Lamaze International Presents: "Pain - Management in Labor and Birth" Judith Halek speaks on, "Hydrotherapy for Labor, and Water Birth." October 27, 2000, Friday, Holiday Inn in Mt. Kisco, New York. Contact: Sigrid Nelsson-Ryan at 914-941-4622 (phone) or SigridMail@aol.com (email)

  • FIRST TIME IN AMERICA! "4 Day Aquanatal Teacher/Training." Sept. 25-28, 2000, Portland, Oregon, Post Conference Workshop Retreats, 1. "Aquanatal Swim and Exercise Teacher Training Work. Details: www.waterbirth.org

  • An International Waterbirth Conference: "Waterbirth 2000: A Vision For The Future," Sept. 21-24, 2000, Portland, Oregon, Downtown Marriott, Birth Balance will document. Details: Click here for more information

  • "Waterbirth: Wave Of The Future," Birth Balance Sponsors, Gloria Lemay, Midwife, Sept. 8, 2000, 7 to l0 pm, slide presentation and questions and answers regarding her waterbirth private practice in Canada, Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center, 222 W. 14th St. (between 7th/8th Ave.) NYC, $25 individual, $40 per couple. Contact number: 212-222-4349. Make checks payable to: Gloria. Lemay, (write contact phone on the checks.) Send to: Judith Halek, 309 W. 109th St., Apt. 6D, NYC, NY 10025. More information, email gloria_lemay@utranet.ca or Click here for more information
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