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
If You Must Labor 'Alone' Without Your Loved Ones
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Twelve Ways A Doula Can Help You Without Ever Being In The Room
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Newborn Isolation, COVID-19 CDC Guidelines, and Infant Mental Health

Feedback from Dr. Gilliland's Course Participants

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  • Amy can talk about sex, I mean like really intimate stuff, and I feel totally comfortable.  How does she do that?  

  • You are amazing and I am so thankful to be able to learn from you!  You have so much knowledge and you’re so caring and understanding about the different pressures we all face.  

  • 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!