Stork’s Nest Program Launch
A cooperative project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the March of Dimes Foundation, Stork’s Nest aims to increase the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care in an effort to prevent cases of low birth-weight, premature births and infant deaths. The program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and encourage healthy behaviors during pregnancy through incentives and education. Stork’s Nest clients “earn” points toward incentives such as maternity or baby care items though a variety of positive, health-promoting activities. This includes attending routine prenatal visits, participating in prenatal education classes, stopping high-risk behaviors (such as smoking cigarettes and consuming alcohol), and reducing stress. Progressive Community Health Centers launched its Stork’s Nest program in July with a community celebration. Click here for an updated list of our monthly Stork’s Nest prenatal education classes offered at the Lisbon Avenue Health Center. Classes are generously sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. To learn more call Heather Saucedo at (414) 935-8000 ext. 206.