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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Why I Left DONA After 25 Years
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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

Feedback from Dr. Gilliland's Course Participants

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  • It’s very rare that an extremely intelligent person can communicate and deliver messages to people of a lower intellectual level in a way they can understand and feel good about.  You have a talent, woman!!

  • “Dr. Gilliland is a thought leader for the doula profession.” – Christine Morton, Ph.D., author of Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America

  • 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.