What is Stork's Nest?
A cooperative project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and the March of Dimes Foundation for more than 40 years, Stork’s Nest aims to increase the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care in an effort to prevent cases of low birthweight, premature births and infant deaths. The first Stork’s Nest was launched in 1971 by the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Atlanta, Georgia. It was one of many educational and service projects of Better Infant Births (BIB), a highly successful program sponsored by the Fulton-Dekalb-Clayton Chapter of the March of Dimes. The program was so successful that Zeta adopted Stork’s Nest in 1972 as its national project.
The first Nest to open after it was adopted as Zeta’s national project was by the Lambda Zeta Chapter in Houston, Texas. Stork’s Nest is a jointly owned trademark of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and March of Dimes Foundation, and can only be implemented by these two organizations.
The program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and encourage healthy behaviors during pregnancy through two components—incentives and education.
Participants enroll in our interactive self-paced prenatal education course and in return, the clients earn incentives such as maternity or baby care items through a variety of positive, health-promoting activities. There are more than 80 Nests throughout the country.
To enroll, contact a Nest near you by using Stork’s Nest Locator Map.
To inquire about implementing a Nest in your community or providing monetary donations, contact our national headquarters or email email@example.com.