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
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We CAN All DO This! Five Ways White Doulas Can Heal Racial Inequities
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Doulaing The Doula Toolkit for Gaining Entry to Hospitals
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The Ironic Tragedy Of “One Visitor Plus Doula” Hospital Labor And Delivery Policies

Feedback from Dr. Gilliland's Course Participants

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  • 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!

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

  • That woman has a dangerous mind!  Her ability to analyze a situation and come up with several insightful solutions to a problem never ceases to amaze me.