A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Stork’s Nest Prenatal Program was held on February 29 at Seagull Alternative High School. Stork’s Nest is a collaborative community-based program between the March of Dimes and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. that encourages pregnant women to receive early and regular prenatal care to help them have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Students were registered in December and the Stork’s Nest officially opened its doors on February 29.
Stork’s Nest stresses the importance of early and regular prenatal care, offers culturally sensitive prenatal educational classes and encourages a variety of healthy-pregnancy activities. Women earn points for various healthy pregnancy activities and redeem these points for maternity and baby care items.
“Stork’s Nest is based on a culture of women helping women, focused on communities with the greatest need,” said Gloria Bailey, President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Fort Lauderdale Chapter. “Our Nests provide a safe environment of social support to pregnant women who may face serious health care challenges. Stork’s Nest helps pregnant women make healthy choices to have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.”