Portfolio

  • Perceptions, Reflections, Connections – Book (2006)
    This book by Judith Halek is an emotionally evocative
    visual journey and celebration of pregnanacy, labor, birth and
    bonding that is portrayed through fifty photographs of multicultural
    families. The Book is a perfect educational, inspirational and empowering tool
    for childbirth educators, labor assistants, doctors, midwives, and birth caregivers.
    To order, click here. To preview click here.
  • Perceptions, Reflections, Connections – DVD (2006)
    An emotionally evocative audiovisual journey and celebration of
    pregnancy, labor, birth and bonding portrayed through fifty photographs
    of multi-cultural families. Enhanced by the original music, the bold photo
    journalistic images reveal the beauty of life-in-motion captured in each precious
    moment. The four minute DVD is educational, inspirational and empowering tool
    for childbirth educators, labor assistants, doctors, midwives, and birth caregivers.
    To order, click here. To preview click here.
  • The Essential Ingredient: DOULA ( 2010)
    Judith Halek has 3 photographs debuted in this short documentary about
    The importance of Labor Support Doulas.The film is no longer available for purchase.
    To preview full Film click here.
  • Newborn Birth Injuries: The Untold Story (2011)
    "Birth Balance has a number of photographs throughout the film."
    To WATCH the TRAILER click here.
    To PURCHASE the DVD click here.
    To VIEW IN FULL: DVD click here.
  • Birth Balance Photographs grace the cover of the
    book and CD: "Childbirth Meditation, The Calm Birth Method" by
    Robert Newman. There are an additional 14 photographs inside the book
    For more information on the Calm Birth Methodology, click here.
  • NBC, TELEMUNDO, "Encapsulating Your Placenta,
    (Tratemiento de Placenta)"April 2, 2013, National Coverage.

    Curious about the process of encapsulating your placenta?
    Judith Halek is interviewed on NBC's TeleMundo. Three of her photographs are included in the interview.
    To preview video, click here.

  • Judith Halek has eight photographs in
    Fate Of Earth - Fate Of Birth. This mini-documentary
    on birth is produced by New York City filmmaker, David Sotnik.
  • Orgasmic Birth, The Best Kept Secret – DVD (2009) (Longer version)
    There are 19 Birth Balance photographs in this
    award-winning documentary Directed by Debra Pascali-Bonaro.
    The Film reveals the emotional, spiritual and physical heights attainable through birth.
    To purchase, click here.
    To preview trailer, click here.
  • Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying
    and Pleasurable Birth Experience – Book (2010)

    Birth Balance displays 5 photographs in this  Orgasmic Birth Book by
    Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro. Published June 8, 2010 by Rodale Press
    To purchase, click here.
  • Orgasmic Birth, The Best Kept Secret – DVD (2010) (Shorter version)
    There are 10 Birth Balance photographs in this shorter version
    award-winning documentary Directed by Debra Pascali-Bonaro. 
    To prchase, click here.
  • International Journal of Childbirth Education - (2011) 
    Birth Balance graces the cover of this Childbirth
    Educational Journal, Volume 26 Number 4 (November 2011)
    To learn more about ICEA  click here.
  • DONA, Doula's of North America  - Banner + Film (2004)
    Birth Balance's photographs
    are on one banner that travels with them during Conferences.
    To learn more about DONA click here.
  • International Journal of Childbirth Education - (2012)
    Birth Balance graces the cover of International
    Journal of Childbirth Education Volume 27 Number 1 (January 2012)
    To learn more about ICEA click here.
  • The National Healthy Birth Guide - (No.3 2008/2009)
    This guide, produced by
    Choices in Childbirth, NYC, is included in the Business
    of Being Born, DVD. Birth Balance has 2 photographs in it.
    For more information on Choices In Childbirth, click here.
  • NY Healthy Guide - (No.2 2007)
    This guide, produced by Choices in
    Childbirth, NYC, includes 2 Birth Balance photographs.
    For more information on Choices In Childbirth, click here.
  • The National Healthy Birth Guide - (No.2 2008/2009)
    This guide, put out by Choices in Childbirth of NYC,
    has included 4 inspiring photographs by Birth Balance in their annual guide.
    For more information on Choices In Childbirth, click here.
  • Midwifery Management of Neonatal Resuscitation Information
    Booklet (2010)

    Judith Halek's photograph graces the cover of
    Information Booklet for Karen Strange, CPM’s, Certification Program.
     For more details on her work:  www.newbornbreath.com.
  • Calm Birth - New Potential of Childbirth - Video (2010)
    Birth Balance’s photographs can be viewed throughout this instructional video.
    For more on Calm Birth click here.
  • More Than A Midwife, Stories Of Glory, Grace and Motherhood - Book (2010)
    By Mary Sommers, CPM.
    Birth Balance’s photo graces the cover
    of the book and has over 30 photographs inside.
    To order a copy, click here.
  • Carrboro Midwifery Website
    Birth Balance has one photograph,
    Held Above Water, posted twice on the
    Carrboro Midwifery website. It appears both on the front
    page and on the waterbirth page. Since this has been posted,
    Carrboro Midwifery Services have closed their doors as of 2012.
  • Bebesinfo, Online Portal for Parents in Finland - Website (2009)
    Bebesinfo.fi displays Birth Balance's photograph
    on their front page as well as inside their site. Synnytys is
    Finnish for "delivery". More than 100 pages of useful information
    promoting normal childbirth, breastfeeding, and attachment parenting.
    For more on Bebesinfo click here.
  • Avalon, Center for Women's Health - Birth Center Website (2008)
    Birth Balance has 2 photographs posted with Avalon
    For more on Avalon click here.
  • Reducing Infant Mortality: Healthy Babies For a Strong Future – Film (2010)
    Directed by Debby Takikawa and Dara Knerr Colacchio. Birth
    Balance’s photograph is used in this short film and is also used as the
    center photo in the advertisement. The movie's goalis to change the overall
    birth paradigm by: 1. Reduce Infant Mortality 2. Midwifery Model 3. Save Money.
    For more information, click here.
  • Pathways Magazine – (2008))
    Four of Birth Balance photographs
    were utilized in an article entitled, “Doulas Before,
    During and After Birth” in the Pathways magazine, Issue 19, October 2008.
    For more information on Pathways Magazine, click here.

  • Pathways Magazine – (2009)
    Pathways magazine featured a
    full page spread of one of Birth Balance’s photographs on pg. 27,
    accompanying an article entitled "The Importance of Skin-to-Skin Contact," issue 20.
    For more information on Pathways Magazine, click here.
  • The Mother Magazine – (2008)
    Birth Balance splashed the cover of The
    Mother Magazine, Issue twenty-eight, May/June 2008. It is published in the UK.
    For more information on Mother Magazine, click here.

  • UTNE Reader – Magazine (2009)
    One of Birth Balance's photographs
    accompanies the article "Labor Movement: Orgasmic Birth" by K.G.
    in the UTNE Reader. It was displayed in the Jan-Feb 2009 edition, pg. 32.
    For more information on Utine Reader, click here.
  • The Mother Magazine – (2008)
    This Australian magazine, features a photo
    by Birth Balance on page 26 of their July/August 2008 issue.
    For more information on Mother Magazine, click here.
  • DONA, Doula's of North America – Banner – (2007-2008)
    DONA is utilizing 11 of Birth Balance's
    photographs for their banners at the International Conferences.
    For more information on DONA, click here.
  • Rhythm For Life, The Prenatal Belly Dance Workout – Film + Website (2009)
    Maternal Dance's Suzanne Caesar's latest
    DVD, Rhythm for Life, the Prenatal Belly Dance
    Workout and website debut Birth Balance’s Photography.
    For more information, click here.
  • Free Spirit Magazine – (1999)
    Free Spirit presented 2 Birth Balance
    photographs in their magazine for June/July 1999.
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth – Book (2008)
    Birth Balance has 5 photographs featured
    in Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth.
    See pages 93, 195, 251, and 285 for Birth Balance’s photographs.
    To purchase the book, click here.
    For more information on Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth, click here.
  • For Crying Out Loud - Article (2003)
    The oldest (1918) Birth Organization in the
    United States, Child Birth Connection, features 7 Birth Balance photographs,
    including the cover photograph, in their Annual Report released in Spring 2004.
    For Crying Out Loud, 2003 Annual Report for Maternity Center Association.
    For more information, click here
  • Our Bodies Ourselves – Book (2005)
    Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), 2005 edition, featured
    2 photographs by Birth Balance. Our Bodies Ourselves ,
    also known as the Boston Women’s Health BookCollective,
    empowers women with information about health, sexuality, and reproduction.
    For more information on Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth, click here.
  • The Midwifery Today - Magazine (2001)
    The Midwifery Today magazine displayed a Birth
    Balance photograph in their premiere issue of Spring 2001.
    The interior photograph accompanied the article "Having A Baby".
    For more information, click here.
  • Mother's Milk - Magazine (2004)
    Birth Balance's photography graces the cover of the
    December 2004 issue of Mother’s Milk Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 6.
  • The Midwifery Today - Magazine (2001)
    The Midwifery Today magazine displayed a Birth
    Balance photograph in their premiere issue of Spring 2001.
    The interior photograph accompanied the article "Having A Baby".
    For more information, click here.
  • Doulas, “Listen With the Ear of Your Heart.” - Book (2007)
    Thirty-eight Birth Balance photographs
    accompanied a collection of stories in the book Doulas:
    Listen with the Ear of your Heart, by Mary Sommers.
    "Listen with the ear of your heart." - San Benedicto
  • Pascack Valley Community Life - Newspaper (2008)
    Pascack Valley Community Life, a newspaper in New Jersey, featured one of
    Birth Balance's photographs that was also used in the documentary Orgasmic Birth.
    The article "Filmaker Champions Natural Childbirth" was published on July 16, 2008.
  • The Journal of Perinatal Education - Scholarly Article (1995)
    A Birth Balance photograph decorates the article,
    "When Parents Ask:'What about Waterbirth?'" in The Journal of
    Perinatal Education, an ASPO/LAMAZE Publication, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1995.
    For more information, click here.
  • Mavi Yasam - Magazine (2004)
    A prestigious Turkish magazine, Mavi Yasam,
    featured pregnancy photographs by Birth Balance in their April 2004 issue.
  • CALMS, A Guide To Soothing Your Baby - Book (2007)
    This little life-saver of a booklet is graced with
    7 Birth Balance photographs. CALMS Guide offers a
    5-step process that parents can use to cope withinevitable
    stresses encountered in the first weeks of parenting after the birth.
    For more information, click here.
  • Self - Magazine (2002)
    Self Magazine featured a two page spread
    of Judith Halek’s pregnancy photography in the June 2002
    issue. The article is entitled "Pregnant and Depressed What you
    don't expect when you are expecting" and can be found on pages 180-183.
    For more information, click here.
  • The Doula Book - Book
    The Doula Book explains how a trained
    labor companioncan help you have a shorter, easier,
    and healthier birth. Birth Balance photography is featured on the
    cover as well inside the book. This second edition was published in 2002.
    For more information, click here.
  • IBFAN - Calendar (2006)
    IBFAN's 2006 Breastfeeding Calendar featured
    both cover and interior photography by Birth Balance. Every year
    IBFAN (The International Baby Food Action Network) produces this renowned
    calendar with real life photography genuinely reflecting the joys of breast feeding.
    For more information, click here.
  • Hip Mama - Magazine (1999)
    Birth Balance photography is displayed on the
    cover of the March 1999 issue of Hip Mama magazine.
  • Time Out - Magazine (2005)
    Time Out magazine displayed Birth Balance's photograph of a pregnant
    woman getting a massage by therapist, Anne Heckheimer in March 2005.
    For more information, click here.
  • The Compleat Mother - Magazine (2006-2007)
    Birth Balance's full-page photo accompanies article "Baby Wearing
    Grandma" in The Compleat Mother Magazine. Winter '06-'07, Number 84, Pg. 41.
  • X-Press - Magazine (2005)
    Two Birth Balance photographs
    accompanied the article "Reflections on Pregnancy and Birth"
    in X-Press magazine. The magazine was released in Bohemia, NY, Winter 1999.
  • International Doula - Magazine (2005)
    International Doula displayed 2 Birth Balance photographs in their Fall
    issue of 2005; one graced the cover and the other featured on page 7 in Volume
    13, Issue 4. International Doula is published quarterly by Doulas of North America.
    For more information, click here.
  • International Doula - Magazine (2004)
    International Doula features a Birth Balance photograph on the
    cover of their Fall issue of 2004, Volume 12, Issue 4. International
    Doula is published quarterly by Doulas of North America (DONA).
    For more information, click here.
  • International Doula - Magazine (2005)
    International Doula displayed 3 Birth Balance
    photographs in their Spring/Summer issue of 2005.
    International Doula is published quarterly by Doulas of North America
    (DONA). Photos were featured on pages 9, 16, & 18, in Volume 13, Issue 2/3.
    For more information, click here.
  • International Doula - Magazine (2003)
    Birth Balance's photograph debuts the first color cover of the
    quarterly International Doula. An interior picture was displayed
    on pg. 15 in this release of Summer 2003, Volume 11, Issue 3.
    International Doula is published by Doulas of North America (DONA).
    For more information, click here.
  • International Doula - Magazine (2007)
    Birth Balance's photography graced
    the cover of International Doula's winter 2007 Volume 15, Issue 1.
    International Doula is published quarterly by Doulas of North America (DONA).
    For more information, click here.
  • International Doula - Magazine (2003)
    Birth Balance's photograph graced the cover of International
    Doula in the winter issue of  2003 Volume 11, Issue 1. International
    Doula is published quarterly by Doulas of North America (DONA).
    For more information, click here.
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