Dandelion Birth Services - "When you have come to the edge of all the light you know and ar
I am Jenny Claire Hoffmann, mother of 5 beautiful children, birth doula, La Leche League leader, and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator serving families in the Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana area.  Supporting parents and babies is not just my job; it's my calling and my passion. 
The dandelion is a powerful symbol for me: I believe every act of love and kindness we commit is a seed planted for more love and kindness to grow.  Birthing and child-raising are world-changing acts!  My hope for all families is that they are able to birth and parent in empowered/empowering, peaceful, joy-filled ways and I want to do all I can to encourage and support them.
I feel honored, humbled, and awed by each family who has chosen to include me in their birth and breastfeeding stories in some way and I learn more from them than I can say.  The power of birth and the strength and beauty of the people I am lucky enough to serve are a constant source of inspiration.
Thank you for taking the time to check out Dandelion Birth Services.  I wish you many blessings on your path.  (Browse the Dandelion Birth Blog if you would like to read more about my philosophy and practice.)

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"...childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.” ~Dr. Grantly Dick-Read
Beautiful black and white photos throughout the website provided by the talented Jana Glass.  Check out more of her work and details about her services at Looking Glass Photography's website.

Dandelion photo by Lecron Photography.