The Purely Pregnant Team

Our Team of HypnoBirthing Teachers

Purely Pregnant was founded on the vision of creating a specialist service in the areas of pregnancy and childbirth based on principles of holistic health and yoga.

Purely Pregnant represents the culmination of James and Leyla Fellows’ professional experience over many years in the fields of HypnoBirthing, complementary health and yoga in both the UK and Australia.

Leyla Fellows

Leyla3With over 12 years of professional experience within the field of complementary health care, Leyla is professionally qualified as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Homeopath.

Leyla completed her qualification as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner in the UK. This qualification gives Leyla the certification to offer HypnoBirthing Birth Preparation Courses – The Mongan Method.

Leyla can vouch for the invaluable nature of HypnoBirthing techniques through her own personal experience! Leyla used HypnoBirthing during the birth of both her boys, enabling her to enjoy natural births – free from complications and the need for pain-relief.


Vivien Tallis

VivienVivien is a qualified yoga teacher who has specialised in pregnancy and post natal classes for over 15 years.

She is also an Active Birth Associate and trained extensively with Janet Balaskas who, with others, pioneered the way forward towards the natural childbirth that has become so accepted these days.

She is passionate for all women to have a good birth experience and became interested in HypnoBirthing when she realised that it took her previous work nearer to this goal.

She feels that the power of the HypnoBirthing skills is unparalleled in enabling women to have a calm, comfortable and possibly pain-free birth.

Suzi Griffin

Suzi teaches HypnoBirthing

A yoga teacher and therapist since 2003, Suzi has taught hundreds of students in group classes and one to one therapy situations. Her experience of becoming a mother to 2 children led to an interest in alternative antenatal support, pregnancy yoga and active birth.

Inspired by the stories of Hypnobirthing students and teachers who attended her classes and keen to find out how they seemed to experience childbirth with little or no pain, Suzi went on to train to teach HypnoBirthing and is delighted to now be part of the Purely Pregnant team.


Louise Pimm

Louise & Harry

Louise first discovered HypnoBirthing looking for a way to manage labour when she was pregnant with her son Harry. After searching online and discovering hypnobirthing, she attended a course with Purely Pregnant, feeling both relieved and excited to have found techniques to stay calm and in control through labour. Louise used these successfully to have the beautiful, calm, comfortable birth she hoped to have for her son.

Louise joined the Purely Pregnant team to share her experiences, promote a positive message about birthing, and to use her training experience to help other parents prepare for a calm, comfortable birth in a positive way.

Outside of her birth preparation work, Louise has over ten years of experience in Staff Support and Training with Health & Social Care workers in Local Government.


Jessie Tomico

Jessica Tomico (HypnoBirthing)

With a background in teaching and a longstanding interest in natural and alternative approaches to health, Jessica trained and qualified as a HypnoBirthing practioner following the birth of her first child.

Jessica is a passionate advocate for the invaluable HypnoBirthing techniques and pregnancy yoga preparation that helped her throughout the pregnancy and birth of her son, Lucas.

Jessica is grateful for the opportunity to support Mums and birthing partners to prepare for a calm and confident birth as they embark upon the most special journey of welcoming a child into the world.