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I am so glad you found me!

Let me tell you, birth does not have to be the fearful event so many would have you believe.


I admit,  I am making the wild assumption that you are pregnant, in which case CONGRATULATIONS!


And now you're dipping an investigatory toe into the world of birth prep and Hypnobirthing classes, in which case you're probably here for one of three reasons:

1.    A fear of birth (not uncommon after a lifetime of horror stories)

2.    To understand and best prepare for birth (perhaps it has been recommended by a friend or midwife)

3.    A desire to have a better experience following a previous birth

Perhaps one, all of these or something else applies to you. No matter what has brought you to this page, I'm really excited you're here and I hope you already feel you’ve taken the first step to a better birth.

The Hampshire Birthing Company Susanna Dunnett Hypnobirthing Teacher

I’ve been terrified of birth myself.


After a chaotic and ill-informed first labour which I approached from an

‘I’ll bury my head in the sand and then just take all the drugs’

angle, I began to learn from others that there was a better way and despite my initial assumptions, I wasn’t required to dance naked in a stone circle to benefit from it.

hypnobirthing  - noun

- a silly name for a really sensible way to prepare for birth...


So I am delighted to welcome you to The Hampshire Birthing Company.


My name is Susanna and I teach fluff-free Hypnobirthing and really useful Birth Preparation - without the ‘woo’.


I am located in Bentworth between Basingstoke, Alton, Alresford, and Farnham and teach Hypnobirthing classes throughout Hampshire and the surrounding counties as well as online.

My Hypnobirthing courses are a complete antenatal education, created to help you feel

  • informed about birth

  • confident about birth

  • reassured about birth

whilst equipping you and your birth partner with the tools, tips, techniques, and knowledge to support a calm and empowering birth.

It's really important to me that the benefits of thorough birth preparation and Hypnobirthing are made clear and available to everyone, not just those who think they tick the right boxes.


Hypnobirthing is perfect for sceptical dads as much as it is for the enthusiastic mum.


Hypnobirthing is of huge benefit to anxious first-time parents as it is to the confident couple who are expecting their fourth child.

Hypnobirthing is particularly effective for those who have experienced previous trauma and would like to find a new path to a better birth.

Maybe you're aiming for a natural home birth, perhaps you are planning an elective C-section, either way, The Hampshire Birthing Company Hypnobirthing course will empower you to make decisions that are right for you and your baby, enabling you to look forward to and enjoy a calm, controlled and informed journey.

I host my Group Hypnobirthing Classes in a beautiful converted barn near Alton just south of Basingstoke, while Private Hypnobirthing Classes are available in the comfort of your own home or mine.

Online courses are also available as required and requested.

So what exactly is it you're waiting for?

Pregnant Woman on Couch

Calm    Comfortable    Communication    Control    Choice    Confidence 




Hypnobirthing is designed to help release fear, build confidence and assist you in experiencing the best pregnancy and birth for you and your baby, comfortably gently and calmly.

Meet Susanna

Discovering Hypnobirthing during my second pregnancy completely changed my perception and experience of birth to the extent I decided to train as a Hypnobirthing practitioner.

  • Are you going to make me cluck like a chicken?

  • Isn't this sort of thing just for hippies?

  • Does this guarantee a pain free birth?

  • What's in it for my partner?

And more.....


Private 1-2-1 Classes


Small Group Courses



Taken a class for a previous pregnancy?

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Hypnobirthing Services
Further Services


A 3 week process to release feelings of trauma associated with birth or postpartum.



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"The four week course has been absolutely amazing and deeply enlightening. We both left feeling far calmer about what's ahead and excited for the whole process. "

 - B.M. - father
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