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 vision of Emma Burton and her team’s expertise over many years in the fields of HypnoBirthing, Birth Preparation and Pregnancy Yoga.

Vivien Tallis-Evans

Vivien Tallis-Evans (HypnoBirthing)

A qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and Active Birth Associate since 1999, Vivien has studied extensively with many of the well-known pioneers of the current “natural birth” movements. Her early studies with Janet Balaskas at the Active Birth Centre in London have been supported and developed by further training with the British wheel of Yoga, The Krishnamacharya Mandiram in Chennai and Birth International. In 2014 she also qualified as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner.

This background supports her belief that a few basic skills can help all women have a more calm and comfortable birth experience. She is passionate for all women to be able experience birth without fear and unnecessary pain and uses plain, practical teaching to help them achieve this.

Her approach encompasses the Yoga, Hypnobirthing and Active Birth approach while always respecting the fact that birth is unpredictable and may need some medical support. She believes that women are best supported when they are well prepared to handle their labour and birth with an open mind and the tools to cope with many situations.


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 long-standing interest in natural and alternative approaches to health, Jessie trained and qualified as a HypnoBirthing practioner following the birth of her first child (she now has two).

Jessie 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.

Jessie 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.


Jess Wewer

Jess Wewer (HypnoBirthing)

Jess first heard about HypnoBirthing while pregnant with her first child. Jess and her partner were convinced of the logic behind it and felt the techniques really made a big positive difference to their birth preparation and experience. Jess was keen to train as a HypnoBirthing instructor when the opportunity arose because she’s enthusiastic about talking to other parents about this special stage of life and passing on the tools they can use as they approach labour and birth.

Since training, Jess has had another HypnoBirth with her second child and has also been a birth partner to a friend and enjoyed supporting her through labour and birth.

Jess has a previous background in Healthcare Management, and is currently focused on being at home with her children.


Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan (HypnoBirthing)

Emma took a HypnoBirthing course in preparation for her first pregnancy and birth five years ago. It is not an exaggeration to say it changed her life! The philosophy and practice of HypnoBirthing gave Emma permission and tools to have a calm and gentle birth for her first and second daughter. She still uses elements of the course every day to help with calm and gentle parenting!

Sharing HypnoBirthing with mothers and birth partners is a real joy and brings together skills developed during years of working in health services with Emma’s passion for women’s health and positive birth.