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 Reasons White Doulas Need To Act In Ending Racial Inequities
Five Ways To Be Present During This Time of Public Pain and Disruption
If You Must Labor 'Alone' Without Your Loved Ones

Feedback from Dr. Gilliland's Course Participants

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  • We had a diverse group with people with advanced degrees and others who had barely graduated high school.  But Dr. Gilliland reached each one of them with her message – she really knows how to communicate with all kinds of people and teach that… More

  • There was never a time that I lost interest and Amy teaches in a way that I fully understood everything. 

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