About me

About Me l Mama Fox Doula Austin, TX

My Philosophy

I am passionate about birthing people's right to informed choice. My practice centers on creating a space that is positive and peaceful no matter what situation arises. 

 

I am supportive of all kinds of births! Home births, birthing center births, hospital births, natural births, medicated births, c-births - you name it! As long as the birthing person is comfortable in their choices then I'm a happy doula. 

 

To me, a positive birth experience can change a whole community; empowering new parents to create happy and healthy new families. While the journey of birth piqued my interest to explore this world, the bond parents create with their babies is my fuel!

 

From a spiritual perspective, foxes are fun, passionate guides through the wild. Birth can be the same way and more - I would be honored if you invited me to show you how!

Support of BIPOC Communities

Native Land Acknowledgment 

Mama Fox Doula recognizes that the land we practice on is stolen land from its indigenous stewards - the Alabama-Coushatta, Caddo, Carrizo/Comecrudo, Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Kickapoo, Lipan Apache, Tonkawa, and Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. We believe that this land is an elder of these peoples. To that end, we honor this land as if it were one of our own elders. We are grateful to this land and the ability to bear witness to the childbearing year upon it. #landback

 

Black Lives Matter

We acknowledge that the systems in this country are built upon the ideals of white supremacy. These systems disproportionately have a negative affect black communities - especially those at the intersection of sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, mental health, and socio-economic standing. This discrimination has been witnessed first-hand in the birth room. In this community. 

Racism towards, and within, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian communities are all rooted in anti-blackness. To dismantle white supremacy we must first dismantle anti-blackness. 

At Mama Fox Doula, we acknowledge the internal bias, self-hatred, and anti-blackness that has rained on us from the moment we were born. With this knowledge, we empower ourselves to learn, un-learn, try, re-try, and take action. Our work centers on the decolonization of ourselves, birth work, parenting, and the childbearing year. 

“Julie is graceful and calm and supportive every step of the journey. I'm grateful to have had her by my side during this birth! Postive and encouraging.” Lacey P.
"My birth experience was very long and she was by my side the entire time. Her voice and words were encouraging and sweet." Jessica C. 

My Story

My name is Julie Le. I moved to Austin, TX when I was a wee one and I'm a proud protector of Keeping Austin Weird. I'm the youngest of 5 children and grew up around baby nieces and nephews. My parents are Vietnamese, with my two oldest brothers born in Vietnam, a brother and sister born in California, and me, the odd duck (er, fox), born in Kentucky. 

 

I went to McNeil High School and completed a bachelor's in biology from St. Edwards University. I'm originally trained as an entomologist and evolutionary biologist. Before I became a doula, I did research in eye and mammary gland genetics!

 

My interest in birth work started with a desire to learn more about midwifery. As a natural caregiver, I wanted to explore options that allowed me to serve others during transformational periods of their lives. Rather than a drastic change from a career in biology, I decided that doula work would allow me the flexibility to explore the birth world while still sticking to my scientific roots. In 2015, I started Mama Fox Doula!

In my free time, I love to do arts & crafts {mainly sewing and crocheting}, wood work, hike, camp, roller skate, watch TV, and dance! 

Favorite TV Shows: Abbott Elementary, Bob's Burgers, Kim's Convenience, PEN15, Reservation Dogs, What We Do In The Shadows.

Favorite Podcasts: Invisibilia, My Favorite Murder, Tenfold More Wicked, This Podcast Will Kill You, Where Should We Begin.

Favorite Music: BLACKPINK, Bon Iver, BTS, Doja Cat, H.E.R., King Princess, Mariah Carey, Megan Thee Stallion, Sabrina Claudio.

My Training

CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA

DONA International, 2016 - present

TRAINED POSTPARTUM DOULA

DONA International, 2018 - present

CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR

Lamaze International, 2017 - present

CERTIFIED BIRTH & bereavement doula

Stillbirthday, 2017 - present

EVIDENCE BASED BIRTH® instructor Emeritus
Evidence Based Birth®, 2016 - present

WIC BREASTFEEDING PEER EDUCATOR

Texas Department of State Health Services, 2017 - present

SPINNING BABIES: OPTIMAL FETAL POSITIONING

Spinning Babies Workshop, 2016

PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDER (PMAD) SCREENING & REFERRAL TRAINING

Seleni Institute, 2016

ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Bachelor's of Science in Biology, 2010

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