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
Woman in blue scrub suit sitting on floor of hospital corridor
The Ironic Tragedy Of “One Visitor Plus Doula” Hospital Labor And Delivery Policies
Five Reasons White Doulas Need To Act In Ending Racial Inequities
Five Ways To Be Present During This Time of Public Pain and Disruption

Feedback from Dr. Gilliland's Course Participants

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  • Heart. Spirit. Presence. Authenticity. Integrity. Inspiration. Amy. Yes!

  • “Amy is a visionary in our field.” – Penny Simkin, PT, author and founder of the modern doula movement

  • “Amy takes large amounts of research and makes it so I can understand it and use it in my practice. I’m so thankful for what she can do!”  - Janice Banther, birth doula trainer and founder of Birth Behind Bars