Stork’s Nest is focused on increasing the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care to prevent cases of low birth-weight, premature births and infant deaths. It is a 40-year collaborative project of the March of Dimes Foundation and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., and is offered through the sorority’s Chester chapter, Rho Chi Zeta.

The program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and encourage healthy behaviors during 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: attending prenatal visits, participating in prenatal education classes, stopping at-risk behaviors such as smoking cigarettes and consuming alcoholic beverages, reducing stress and other activities.

The Stork’s Nest education series for pregnant women is offered several times a year. For more information, please contact our Education Coordinator at (610) 497-7344.

And learn more about how Healthy Start and the Nurse Family Partnership are improving maternal and children’s health care.