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Join Spotlight Houston Podcast host Blanca Quezada, who chats with Gabriela Gerhart, the Motherhood Center’s founder and president, about the essential resources and educational programs they provide for new moms, dads, and grandparents.

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On this episode of Spotlight Houston, we delved into the world of pregnancy and early parenthood, focusing on the invaluable resources provided by the Motherhood Center. Blanca sits down with Gabriela Gerhart, the center’s founder and president, to explore the holistic approach they offer to expect parents.

Gabriela shares her personal journey from being an au pair in the U.S. to becoming a postpartum doula and eventually founding the Motherhood Center. With a background in pediatric nursing and physical therapy, Gabriela recognized the need for a supportive space where new parents could find guidance, education, and wellness services.

The Motherhood Center offers a wide range of services, including childcare support, wellness programs like massages and yoga classes, educational classes on newborn care and breastfeeding, and lactation support. They also provide tailored services to meet each client’s unique needs, ensuring a positive and empowering experience for all.

One of the standout events at the Motherhood Center is the Baby Bump Social, a monthly gathering where expecting parents can mingle, participate in activities, and engage in Q&A sessions with educators and instructors. This event fosters a sense of community and support among parents-to-be, creating a welcoming environment for sharing experiences and building connections.

Gabriela emphasized the importance of including fathers in the journey to parenthood, offering special events and resources tailored to their needs. The center also provides postpartum support, including in-home visits and consultations, to help new parents navigate the challenges of early parenthood.

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Additionally, Gabriela shared insights into her memoir, “After the Fall,” which chronicles her journey from communism to capitalism and the challenges she overcame to achieve the American dream. The book is available on various platforms, including Amazon and Audible.

Overall, the Motherhood Center serves as a beacon of support and guidance for expecting and new parents, offering a comprehensive range of services to ensure a positive and empowering experience. To learn more about the Motherhood Center and its offerings, visit their website at or contact them at 713-963-8880.

Spotlight Houston is a production of Story Zone Media.

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