Mary Tighe

Midleton, Co Cork

T:  +353 87 629 2577




Additional Skills

GentleBirth© Instructor, Aromatherapist, Massage, Breastfeeding Support

Mary Tighe


Mary originally trained as a doula in 2006 and is a DONA Certified Birth Doula CD(DONA). She is also a long term member of the DAI and is currently their Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Regional Representative, offering support and mentoring to other doulas in the Cork / Kerry region. She has worked as a doula in CUMH, Waterford Regional and Tipperary, as well as in a home birth setting.

She has experience of supporting couples in many different circumstances including those having a first, second or third child. She has also worked with couples who are hoping for a VBAC or VBA2C as well as women who are parenting solo. Since 2009 Mary has been offering monthly GentleBirth Workshops for Birth Preparation in Cork. She also runs VBAC workshops on a regular basis.

She is a qualified aromatherapist and has developed her own brand of 'essencia Aromatherapy' blends for pregnancy and childbirth. She is also a breastfeeding counsellor with Cuidiú, and is involved in helping to run the East Cork Cuidiú Breastfeeding Support group.

Mary recently completed the DONA Postpartum Doula Training and will be offering a limited postpartum service to families in Cork in the near future.

Mary has 2 children and is hugely passionate about birth and parenting. Mary feels it is a huge privilege to work with women and their families as they make their journey through pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent and is committed to offering support that is non-judgemental, non-biased, caring and suited to the needs of the individual client.

Serves: Cork, Waterford, Tipperary