A Story of Adventure, 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.
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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How was life in a communist country? Houston entrepreneur shares her story in heartfelt book, After the Fall
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"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!"

"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."

About the author

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.

Upcoming Events

After the Fall Book Signing - RESCHEDULED

November 9, 2021
LOCATION
Czech Center Museum Houston
4920 San Jacinto Street Houston, TX, 77004
Join us for a book signing Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM with Gabriela Gerhart, author and founder of the Motherhood Center.
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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

November 16, 2021
LOCATION
The John Cooper School the Woodlands
1 John Cooper Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381
Join us for a book signing and discussion Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM with Gabriela Gerhart, author and founder of the Motherhood Center.
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