Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the necessary pre-requisites for the Revolutionary Doula Training Program?
Answer: It is recommended that students have a high school diploma or GED. If you do not have a high school diploma or a GED, please contact us for an interview. All students will be expected to have a basic familiarity with the female reproductive system and the mechanics of birth. To prepare for entering into their official studies, students are encouraged to read as many books and journal articles about birth as possible.
Question: How long will it take me to obtain my Revolutionary Doula Certificate?
Answer: The timing will vary from person to person, but students should expect that it will take an average of one year to complete the program.
Question: Is this program supportive and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, etc. individuals?
Answer: Yes! All instructors associated with Revolutionary Doula Training are allies and/or members of the LGBTQ community. All genders are respected and all families are valued.
Question: Can men/male-identified people take this program?
Answer: People of all genders are welcome to take Revolutionary Doula Training.
Question: I am already a doula. May I take Revolutionary Doula Training classes and workshops as part of my commitment to continuing education?
Answer: Yes! Absolutely! We welcome experienced doulas and we enthusiastically support continuing education in the field of doula work.
Question: Is Revolutionary Doula Training pro-choice?
Answer: Yes! Reproductive justice activists recognize that our choices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period are directly connected to female-bodied people’s agency over their bodies and reproductive decisions. State interference with with an individual’s medical decisions undermines their human rights.
Question: I don’t understand what some of the terminology on your website means (trans*, social justice, reproductive justice, LGBTQ, etc.). Will I be able to understand your course material?
Answer: Absolutely! All of these terms will be explained in greater detail during class time. Students are encouraged to explore Google to start their learning, and to e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Question: I am a breastfeeding/chestfeeding parent. Is it possible for me to bring my nursling to classes with me?
Answer: Babes-in-arms are generally welcome at all Revolutionary Doula Training events, unless otherwise stated. Revolutionary Doula Training supports public breastfeeding/chestfeeding, and also provides a safe, non-judgmental space for parents who choose to feed their babies via bottles, syringes, etc.
Question: Do you have a Facebook page?
Answer: Yes! Our Facebook page is located at https://www.facebook.com/revolutionarydoulatraining .
Have a question that isn’t answered here? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beth at 519-998-3204.
Question: How many doulas does it take to change a lightbulb?
Answer: None. We don’t actually change the lightbulb. We encourage you to change your own lightbulb in the manner that you feel is most appropriate for you. We can discuss with you different lightbulb changing methods and help you to develop a lightbulb-changing plan. We offer emotional and physical support and encouragement through the entire lightbulb-changing process, from climbing the ladder to turning on the lightswitch to make sure that the bulb works. It’s your lightbulb, your way.