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.


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What People Are Saying...

Interview with the Center for Law, Engagement, and Politics

Gabriela does a Q&A session with Sandija Bayot.

Gabriela's Interview with Vintage Contessa & Times Past

Gabriela discusses After The Fall on the Living The Authentic Life podcast.

Gabriela's Interview
on Sunny 99.1

Gabriela discusses her life, business and After the Fall with host Dana Tyson on the Sunny 99.1 Podcast.

Gabriela Featured on
Houston Innvation Map

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

Gabriela Featured on
Houston Life

How was life in a communist country? Houston entrepreneur shares her story in heartfelt book, After the Fall

Gabriela is a true patriot and her story of achieving the American dream is so inspiring. Gabriela reminds us all to be grateful and always follow our hearts on the path of freedom and love.

A must read! I experienced so many different emotions as Gabriela descried her journey from growing up in an impoverished communist country, to quite unexpectedly becoming a well-respected and influential woman in America.

Fantastic and easy read! It’s amazing to have a look behind the scenes into something we didn’t even know was happening. Every American should read this book!


Meet Gabriela

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. 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. Gabriela is recognized as an expert in the field of pregnancy and early-stage child development and has delivered keynote addresses for local and national conferences and women’s organizations. She holds committee and board positions on several non-profit organizations around the Houston area, focused on helping women and babies. In her free time she enjoys golfing, reading, quality time spent with family and friends, and traveling with her husband.


Past Events

  • After the Fall Book Signing, The John Cooper School the Woodlands
  • After the Fall Book Signing, Czech Center Museum Houston
  • Motherhood in the 21st Century Presentation, University of Houston
  • Work & Life Balance & Integration Presentation, SheSpace
  • The State of Motherhood and You Presentation, Ellevate Network
  • The State of Motherhood and You, Greater Women’s Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • From Communism to Capitalism Presentation, Sterling Group
  • Speaker, Table Talk
  • Speaker, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
  • Speaker, Women’s Fund Membership Luncheon about Resiliency
  • Speaker, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber Fort Bent Conference
  • Moderator, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber Woodlands Conference
  • Speaker, The Women’s Fund Fall Luncheon (2021)
  • Speaker, Mystery Writers Houston (2020)
  • Speaker, River Oaks Tower Book Club (2021)
  • Speaker, Houston Young Republicans (2021)
  • Speaker, St. Michael’s Church Women’s Guilt (2021)
  • Speaker, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston (Nov 16th, 2021)
  • Speaker, Czech Center Museum Houston (2021, 2022)
  • Speaker, Whitehall Club (March 11th, 2022)
  • Speaker, ROCC (March 22nd, 2022)
  • Speaker, The Executive Council Houston (April 12th, 2022)
  • Speaker, Houston City Breakfast Club (April 13th, 2022)
  • Speaker, Women’s City Club (April 20th, 2022)
  • Speaker, ROCC John Fain (April 27th, 2022)
  • Speaker, Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center (May 15th, 2022)
  • Speaker, SheSpace: Coffee and Conversations (September 20th, 2022)

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