Dedicated to serving the families of Orange County, Life Beyond the Bump was created with a vision to empower women with the support and encouragement they deserve after going through the remarkable experience of childbirth.
Infusing the lives of new mothers with personalized care, compassion, and non-judgmental affection, we help them overcome the challenges of becoming a parent and starting their life-changing journey into parenthood.
We provide new mothers and their families with the information and assistance on a variety of postnatal issues including infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing, and other necessary coping skills needed by parents.
As a continuous and wholesome support system, we also help around the house with daily chores like light cooking, doing laundry, and assisting the older siblings in transitioning into this new experience.
Life Beyond the Bump was started by Holly Hovnanian in 2021. She is working towards her Postpartum Doula certification through DONA International.
Being a compassionate and kindhearted person, Holly has always had a strong connection with babies and children.
At just 14 years old, she experienced the remarkable feeling of becoming an aunt for the first time. Today, after 13 years she takes pride in her role of being “Titi” to Noah, Ingrid, Oliver, Ruby, and Clive.
Helping and supporting her two sisters through their periods of pregnancy, childbirth, and the life thereafter, she had a big role to play in the lives of her young nephews and nieces since their birth.
Identifying the innate passion for giving care and love to the newborns and their emotionally and physically overwhelmed new mothers, she decided to start her journey as a professional Postpartum Doula and formed Life Beyond the Bump.
Advocating a holistic approach towards the baby, mother and family support, Holly strongly believes in the importance of the underlying sensitivities of mental health and emotional well-being.
Her true philosophy is based on the belief that you need to create a safe place and nurturing environment for the newcomer in your family and let the other members get acclimated with this change in their lives with warmth and openness.
It does not matter whether you are becoming a mother for the first or for the fifth time, the need for support and care remains the same. It is a precious time full of love and joy but it has its vulnerabilities and responsibilities attached to it.
Not overlooking the sensitivities and challenges of the “fourth trimester”, Life Beyond the Bump strives to provide the personalized attention and care needed not just for the baby but for her birth-giving mother as well.
Striving to fill the gap between medical care and personalized caregiving, we have a mission to provide our Postpartum Doula Services to new mothers and their babies and help them make this blissful experience smooth and memorable.
Looking after the families by standing by their sides at the very challenging times of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, we help guide and support you in making decisions, take the necessary actions and work directly with you to make your parenthood journey as comfortable as possible.