Since 1972, the Stork’s Nest Program has been a national project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in cooperation with the March of Dimes Foundation designed to encourage expectant mothers to seek early and continued prenatal care, thereby increasing the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality. Nationwide, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. sponsors over 175 Stork’s Nests. Last year, the Stork’s Nest program served over 28,000 women.
In 2004, the Zetas and Amicae of Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter in partnership with the New Jersey Chapter of March of Dimes established a Stork’s Nest in Gloucester County.
The Program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and healthy behaviors during the pregnancy through two components – incentives and education. Stork’s Nest clients “earn” points toward incentives, such as maternity or baby care items, through a variety of positive, health-promoting activities such as attending prenatal care appointments, participating in prenatal education classes, keeping appointments for well-baby visits. The Stork’s Nest prenatal education sessions provide information, educational materials, and a variety of other resources and referrals that help mothers take good care of themselves and their babies.
Call: 856-963-4105 for more information