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
Five Ways To Be Present During This Time of Public Pain and Disruption
If You Must Labor 'Alone' Without Your Loved Ones
Two Women Video Chatting with laptop, window in background
Twelve Ways A Doula Can Help You Without Ever Being In The Room
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Feedback from Dr. Gilliland's Course Participants

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  • “Amy is a force of nature.” – Ruth Ancheta, co-author of The Labor Progress Handbook

  • Dr. Gilliland’s ability to take massive amounts of research and complex concepts and boil them down to useful guidelines for practitioners is to be admired.  It’s obvious she really understands her material, but it’s her ability to communicate… More

  • 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!