​​State of North Carolina

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

For more than forty years, in partnership with the March of Dimes Foundation, Stork's Nest has strived to increase the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care, thereby preventing cases of low birth-weight, premature births and infant deaths.  

Stork's Nest seeks to increase the number of healthy births by increasing the number of low-income women getting adequate medical care and social services during pregnancy.  It does this by providing:

  • Incentives (maternity and baby items) for pregnant women who get early and regular prenatal care. 

  • Prenatal education sessions for pregnant women and their partners to help them make informed decisions about prenatal health and baby care

  • Information about community resources that meet the physical and emotional needs of mothers and their families.  

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. sponsors over 175 Stork's Nests nationwide.  The first Stork’s Nest was launched in Atlanta, Georgia in 1971. The program was so successful that Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. adopted Stork’s Nest in 1972 as its national project.