Our clients refer to us as the “Mommy Country Club” because we are the only provider in Houston with health and wellness, education, retail and personal services all under one roof! We are Open 7 days a week!
Welcome to the Motherhood Center
The Motherhood Center is nestled in River Oaks and combines luxury, education and support to Houston’s expectant and new moms. For over 15 years my passion has been to provide exemplary pregnancy and parenting classes, private services, and specialized retail items for expecting and new moms. We are known as the “Mommy Country Club” because our services and atmosphere are infused with a supportive, nurturing and empowering outlet for Houston’s pregnant and new moms. You feel the positive energy when you walk in our 7,000 square foot center and participate in a Yoga class, relax with a massage, or meet with a newborn expert in your home. Our mission has not changed since we opened our doors in 2000, in fact we continue to offer only the best classes and services from pregnancy to parenting.
Whether you are new to Houston or a long time resident I encourage you to stop by the center – enjoy some of our infamous tea and join our “Mommy Country Club”. Our team is available for daily tours and to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon!
President & Founder
This Week’s Educational Classes
Have you been thinking about registering for one of our pregnancy or parenting classes? There’s still space open for these upcoming classes. Register today!
Mondays from 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Starting January 11th.
As a guest of the Motherhood Center, you are invited to our weekly ‘Mom’s Talk Group’ which will give you the opportunity to connect with other moms and moms-to be, get support, and learn from other new moms’ experiences. You can share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. This group is designed for moms with infants up to 6 months old. No registration required- just stop on by! Learn More
Our Classes & Services
Health & Wellness
The Motherhood Center believes that health and wellness play an important part in the balance of women during pregnancy and as a new mom. Both Mom and Baby greatly benefit from the release of tension and stress through exercise and massage. Our experience has shown that expecting and new moms flourish in a supportive environment as they share experiences and build friendships.
We are known as Prenatal Massage Experts because our therapists see the most pregnant and new mom bodies in Houston. They have refined techniques to help relieve discomfort and tension in a growing moms body. Plus, they are the best at Everyday Massages! See our full listing of massage spa services.
Whether you are a first time mom or you are about to have your second, one thing is for sure – it is a new experience. We believe that education and information help new parents quickly adjust to their new role. We provide pregnancy classes, parenting classes and mommy and me children’s classes.
Our pregnancy classes are offered monthly during the evening and on weekends. Our classes help you prepare for your pregnancy and labor and delivery. Some classes can be taken as soon as you find out you’re expecting to help guide you through the “four trimesters”, and classes which you should take during your third trimester.
We offer classes just for Grandparents! This is one of our most desired classes by soon-to-be Grandparents. It is a great class to learn what has changed over the years, how to help with the newborn, and get everybody on the same page.
Our children’s classes are designed either in a Mommy and Me format or their first solo class. Our classes include dance and yoga.
Our in-store boutique is intimate and contains pregnancy and new mom essentials. All our products are hand selected by Gabriela Gerhart and have the “Motherhood Center” stamp of approval. We even provide gift certificates, pregnancy packages and wellness packages – a perfect gift for any mom-to-be or new mom.
We provide pregnancy lotions, oils and belly support products. We even have the hard to find teething and toddler items.
The Motherhood Center began by providing at home newborn care in River Oaks and the surrounding area. We have since expanded our service offering to cover private consultation from Pregnancy to Parenting.
Gabriela Gerhart is Houston’s most recognized maternity expert, and she provides private consultations at the Center or in your home. Her consultations are based on your needs ranging from personal chefs, baby registry, finding a pediatrician to customizing a pregnancy and new mom package.
Our newborn care specialists help parents transition to taking care of a newborn. We have 24 hour care available. Whether you need help during the day or night our Baby Doulas are available to be onsite, provide coaching, support and help mom recover.
We specialize in newborn, toddler and young child Nanny Placement for Houston’s busiest executives and professionals. Our clients value our expertise, discretion and commitment to finding the perfect Nanny that fits with your family.
Our Lactation Consultant is highly respected by pediatricians. Our in home consultation helps nursing moms with techniques and provides documentation that you can supply to your child’s pediatrician during well baby visits.
Our Babysitters are Nannies in Waiting – which means while they are waiting to be coupled with a family they provide babysitting. Whether you are planning ahead or need someone at a moments notice our team will find you the support you need.
Parents know that potty training can be a struggle and a challenge. We have private consultations to help you move your child from diapers to big kid underpants.
What our Clients Say
I often recommend Motherhood Center Services to friends and co-workers. I think the Motherhood Center provides a unique set of services for families in a time of need.
I have already recommended the Motherhood Center’s Baby Doulas to several friends. I believe the service made a tremendous difference in how my son and I learned about each other.
I recommend Motherhood Center’s Lactation Consultant to all my new mom friends. I work at Texas Children’s, and I was able to breastfeed/pump for 8 months due to an incredible home visit with Renee and all of the guidance she provided!
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