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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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • “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