Welcome

Hi! I'm Dr. Amy L. Gilliland, an independent PhD researcher and educator.  My joy is taking research and making it useful for people -  in a wide variety of ways! 

If you are a doula or nurse, you'll enjoy reading my books, reading my free blog, discovering more about my doula research, and becoming a member to download journal research articles!  I also offer one on one consulting

If you are a policy maker, go here for suggested resources.  If you are planning an event, visit my courses page for retreat and conference session options!  If you are a graduate student seeking a committee member or potential research collaborator, learn more about that here! Don't miss my new book, The Heart of the Doula: Essentials for Practice and Life.

What Do I Have To Share?

The Doula Blog

Blog Posts
Childbirth Educators, Open Your Doors!
Open Your Doors, Childbirth Educators! Why Not Teach Anyone Who Wants To Know About Birth?
Doula Support
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When the Doula’s Client Receives A Diagnosis

A diagnosis is the identification of a medical condition that affects the future of the person receiving it. It may be minor or life altering, temporary or permanent. Some…

Feedback from Dr. Gilliland's Course Participants

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  • Even with three hundred people in the room, we felt involved and engrossed in the topic. Amy had us interact with others several times which made her lecture time seem really short.  I wish she’d come back every year!

  • Amy has a great background in research that really enriches the workshop. She is very enthusiastic about birth work and the difference it makes.  The atmosphere was amazing, so relaxing and inviting!

  • There was never a time that I lost interest and Amy teaches in a way that I fully understood everything.