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November 16, 2021

From Communism to Capitalism: Gabriela Gerhart

When communism fell in Central Europe in 1989, Gabriela was devastated. Everything her entire life was built upon proved to be a lie. Who was she to trust? Where was she to go? She didn’t even know what was real anymore. The shock of her world turned upside down as a young, impressionable teenager catapulted her on a journey of exploration. On the outside, she lived a life of spontaneity and adventure, which led her to America, and a whirlwind storybook romance. On the inside, her true journey to freedom was only beginning! She will be joining as an author, and as an entrepreneur. She will be discussing her book, which includes her journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

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November 15, 2021

Mama Job Podcast (this is in Czech)

Gabriela Gerhart founded a center for mothers in Houston 21 years ago, which became the largest maternity center in America. American mothers lack support and care during pregnancy and after childbirth. They are often alone with the new baby in the beginning, without the help of their family. “In our center, we listen to all the needs of our clients. Every family and culture needs something different, ”says Gabi. Are Americans career only? Why do mothers usually return to work six weeks after giving birth? Listen in this exclusive interview. Maternity leave? American mothers hardly know this.

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November 9, 2021

Presentation and book signing at the Czech Center Museum of Houston

When communism fell in Central Europe in 1989, Gabriela was devastated. Everything her entire life was built upon proved to be a lie. On the outside, she lived a life of spontaneity and adventure which led her to America and a whirlwind storybook romance. On the inside, her true journey to freedom was only beginning.

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September 9, 2021

Living The Authentic Life with Gabriela Gerhart

Czech it out! On this week’s #livingtheauthenticlife podcast we have incredible author and entrepreneur Gabriela Gerhart of Houston’s Motherhood Center 🎙✨ Gabriela shares her fascinating journey from growing up under communism to following her wanderlust to the States, where she fell in love, got married, and built a successful business 👏 Talk about #girlbossgoals!! 💯

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September 14, 2021

After the Fall - A Book Signing with Gabriela Gerhart - Complimentary

When communism fell in Central Europe in 1989, Gabriela was devastated. Everything her entire life was built upon proved to be a lie. On the outside, she lived a life of spontaneity and adventure which led her to America and a whirlwind storybook romance. On the inside, her true journey to freedom was only beginning.

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July 22, 2021

Discussions with Dr. Ron

Gabriela is recognized as an expert in the field of pregnancy and early-stage child development. She has intimate knowledge of the childcare/newborn care industry as well as massage, yoga, and pregnancy education.
She is the founder of the Motherhood Center in Houston, Texas and author of “After the Fall.”

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July 22, 2021

Podcast with Dana Tyson

Gabriela Gerhart is the founder of the Motherhood Center. She established this heaven for mothers in 2000, turning a lifelong dream into reality. Gabriela discovered her passion for babies and childcare at an early age while growing up in a small village in the Czech Republic. She received her degree in Pediatric Nursing and worked in the Pediatric ER before accepting a position in the United States as an au pair. After arriving here she quickly realized that women lacked the village and family aspect of pregnancy and motherhood support.

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June 14, 2021

Houston Life Interview

How was life in a communist country? Houston entrepreneur shares her story in heartfelt book.

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May 25, 2021

A Journey of Discovery, Romance, & Finding Freedom

When communism fell in Central Europe in 1989, Gabriela was devastated. Everything her entire life was built upon proved to be a lie. On the outside, she lived a life of spontaneity and adventure which led her to America and a whirlwind storybook romance. On the inside her true journey to freedom was only beginning.

Gabriela Gerhart is the founder of the Motherhood Center. She established this haven for mothers in 2000, turning a lifelong dream into reality. Gabriela discovered her passion for babies and childcare at an early age while growing up in a small village in the Czech Republic

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May 18, 2021

Houston entrepreneur recounts journey from communism to U.S. success in new book

Gabriela Gerhart remembers that day, back in 1989, when her teacher walked into her classroom in Czechoslovakia and announced that communism was over. Further, she told the group that everything she’d been teaching them was a lie.

Gerhart was stunned.

“It was confusing,” she tells CultureMap. “You think to yourself, ‘was I fooled? Was I indoctrinated? ‘You have to understand, I had no idea there was another world out there.”

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April 21, 2021

SheEducates: Work & Life Balance and Integration by Gabriela Gerhart

Gabriela Gerhart is the founder of the Motherhood Center. She established this heaven for mothers in 2000, turning a lifelong dream into reality. Gabriela discovered her passion for babies and childcare at an early age while growing up in a small village in the Czech Republic. She received her degree in Pediatric Nursing and worked in the Pediatric ER before accepting a position in the United States as an Au-Pair. After arriving here she quickly realized that women lacked the village and family aspect of pregnancy and motherhood support.

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January 14, 2021

Episode 22: Mental Milestones of Motherhood with Gabriela Gerhart

Host Dr. Flowers, Co-Host Robin French and VIP Guest Gabriela Gerhart talks about recognizing the signs of post-partum depression in new mothers and what to do. She discusses in great detail all that they are/do at the Motherhood Center and how it greatly affects the emotional well-being

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June 25, 2020

Meet Gabriela Gerhart: Motherhood Center Founder and Parent Educator

We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabriela Gerhart and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Gabriela, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?

“Honestly, I was not really planning on starting a business initially, all I wanted to do was help new moms and dads transition into parenthood, my passions and interest helped it evolved into a business. I have always loved babies and pregnancy even as a little girl I would be playing the “pregnant women” creating my belly with a pillow and walking/wobbling around our living room. Years later, when I came to America, through an Au-pair program, I saw the need to create a place focusing on motherhood.”

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May 16, 2019

Founder of Houston center for new moms made it her mission to help

The Motherhood Center Founder Gabriela Gerhart moved to Houston from the Czech Republic 21 years ago as an exchange student with Au Pair Care, an organization that brings young adults from another country to the United States to provide in-home childcare. Soon, Gerhart got married and started teaching new parents about childcare. By 2001, she started Loving Infant Care before turning it into The Motherhood Center in 2003. The center aims to help new parents with a variety of services, such as nanny placement, newborn care, massages, yoga, labor doulas and more.

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October 4, 2019

The Motherhood Center Treats Customers Right at Their Most Vulnerable Time

The first babies who came into Houston’s Motherhood Center in slings and carriages are now getting around in their first cars. There’s nothing like 16 years of business to show you something about the human life cycle. And to Gabriela Gerhart, the company’s founder and CEO, the lesson is that if you target a perpetual customer need, you will always have a following, even if those individuals need you only for a brief time in their lives. It’s not rare to run into those alumni families at the grocery store, Gerhart says. “I spoke to a grandma a couple of weeks ago,” she recalls. “I was the baby nurse to her first grandchild 20 years ago. Even now, she said, ‘I’ll never forget how you took care of my daughter while she was taking care of the baby.’”

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February 1, 2013

Breast pump one example of flaws of health reform

Zero – that’s what most women with health insurance were expected to pay for certain preventive care starting this year under the Affordable Care Act. But health reform policy doesn’t always translate smoothly into reality – just ask women trying to get a “free” breast pump.  The law, also known as “Obamacare,” now requires insurance companies to fully cover particular services, supplies and screenings without consumers providing a co-payment, co-insurance or deductible. A list of women’s preventive services, one of the broadest parts of the law, includes breast-feeding supplies, support and screenings.

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May 2, 2018

Life and Work with Gabriela Gerhart

Thanks for sharing your story with us Gabriela. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I came to the United States from the Czech Republic in my early twenties to work with a Houston family as an Au pair to care for their premature baby as well as their older children. Due to my background in pediatric nursing, I started working with other families in the in the role of a baby nurse/newborn care specialist. Soon after realizing there was a need for American families needing more hands-on support, the idea of the Motherhood Center was formed.

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May 2, 2018

The Motherhood Center - Episode 15

Gabriela Gerhart is the Founder and CEO of The Motherhood Center in Houston, Texas. The Motherhood Center supports expecting and new moms and their partners through the journey of birthing. Gabriela has been assisting moms for over 20 years in the Houston area and we speak about why this type of center is not present in every city. We cover topics like baby doulas, birthing positions, baby yoga, and what improvements should be made to the delivery room in hospitals. Check out their services (both in-person and virtual!) at www.www.motherhoodcenter.com Rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast!

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Our Passion: To Provide Classes and Services that Empower Every Mom

We believe with a balanced blend of health, wellness, educational classes and family support we empower every Mom. Our first few years focused on newborn care services, but as the center began to grow we focused on creating classes from pregnancy to parenting. What we found was that our clients were able to explore motherhood through pregnancy, newborn care and toddler care to become confident in what to expect in pregnancy and parenting.

We also realized that through exercise and wellness our clients were able to enjoy her own “Mommy Time”. We did this by offering Massage and Spa services to help her regain her inner beauty before she goes back out in the battle field, and Yoga and Meditation classes to actively release and reset her mental and physical state.

But what else does Mom need? A reliable care taker for her newborn, toddler and school aged child. Therefore, we branched out to provide nanny and babysitting services. This gave both our at home and career focused moms the support they need with a company they trusted to help care for their children while they are at work, running errands or out on a date night.

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Our People: Lead with Compassion & Respect

Our staff, regardless if they are a part of our business office or if they work directly with our clients, they must all contain a natural skill set of compassion and respect. This is a core tenant at the Motherhood Center and a skill set that cannot be taught. This is the fabric and general building block to what we project to our clients – a center that supports, nurtures and educates women, and one that can only be achieved if our staff radiates compassion and respect.

Because our clients are often in a new stage in their lives, our team leads with compassion and respect when we listen, share our knowledge and support each other so we can strengthen our communication in pregnancy and parenting awareness to our clients. Our staff is an amazing group of individuals that together make a wonderful team. They are experts in their field and passionate about what they do. We always look for these qualities when we consider a new member to join our team.

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Our Approach: Support Every Mom’s Choice Through Information and Education

The Motherhood Center prides itself on providing exceptional pregnancy and parenting services, education, products and support. Because we believe in providing every mom with a nurturing, non-judgmental environment our clients can freely choose their childbirth and newborn care decisions. We offer various childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes, lactation support, and parenting classes in newborn care, potty training and sleep coaching.

Our approach is about information and education. From there all Moms can choose what is right for them and their family.

"Our staff must all contain a natural skill set of compassion and respect. This is a core tenant at the Motherhood Center and a skill set that cannot be taught. This is the fabric and general building block to what we project to our clients – a center that supports, nurtures and educates women."

Gabriela GerhartMotherhood Center Founder

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