Judith Elaine Halek is the founder and director of Birth Balance, an East Coast resource center for underwater birth, started in 1987. One of the original labor support doulas in New York City, she has pioneered alternative choices in childbirth throughout the tri-state area. Judith is a birth photographer, consultant and counselor, massage and fitness therapist, writer, educator, speaker and producer of 39 documentaries on “alternatives in childbirth.” Judith lives in NYC, where she has been since 1982, with her deaf 19-year-old cat, Venus. Her passions are photography and writing.
Judith can be contacted directly at: [email protected]. Website: BirthBalance.com. Contact number: 212-222-4349 (phone/fax). Mailing address: Judith Halek, Birth Balance, 309 W. 109th St., Suite 6D, NYC, NY 10025.
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