Gabriela Gerhart was born in a small mountain village in the Czech Republic. She is an entrepreneur,
speaker, author, and the Founder and President of Motherhood Center. She has always loved babies and children and knew from an early age that it would influence her career path. Due to Gabriela’s love of children and helping others, she pursued degrees in both pediatric nursing and physical therapy from 1991-1997. When Gabriela moved to the US she began working as an au pair to four boys, ranging from newborn to elementary age, from 1998-1999.
Gabriela soon noticed there was a void in the market for families of newborns and young children looking to find nannies for their children. She then realized the even greater need – a place where pregnant women and new mothers could go for advice, classes, and support. It was from this realization that Motherhood Center was born in 2000, and it has served more than 40,000 clients and counting since its beginning. Over twenty years have passed and it is still Gabriela’s passion project. She is constantly working to customize the Motherhood Center’s services and working to collaborate with others to best serve mothers and their families in our surrounding community and all over the world. Her goal is to build a cohesive network of support for new parents to turn to – the ultimate village, if you will.
Gabriela is recognized as an expert in the field of pregnancy and early-stage child development. She has
intimate knowledge of the childcare and newborn care industry, as well as in-home staffing (nannies,
family assistants, and newborn care specialists), massage, yoga, and pregnancy education. She recently
launched Motherhood Network which allows families virtual access to the services and classes offered at Motherhood Center. This was a dream of Gabriela’s since she started the Motherhood Center and she is beyond elated to be able to extend support to families across the country and world.
Gabriela is passionate about supporting her community and regularly provides donations of pregnancy
and parenting services and products to countless causes around Houston to assist with fundraising efforts and to better the community as a whole. To name just a few, she has supported the Children’s Museum, Junior League, The Women’s Fund, Crime Stoppers of Houston, L.I.F.E. Houston, and many elementary and preschools in and around Houston.
Gabriela is excited to have recently published her first book titled, “After the Fall,” a memoir in which she shares her journey growing up amidst communism, coming to America, and living the American dream. She now tours the country for book signings and events to share and speak about her unique and inspiring journey. The simple pleasures in life bring Gabriela the most happiness. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, reading, listening to music, phone photography, quality time spent with family and friends, and traveling with her husband.