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A healthy baby starts with a healthy pregnancy, which is why Johns Hopkins Medical Center has partnered with the March of Dimes, Maryland chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to offer Stork's Nest. The goal of the program is to prevent premature births, low birth weight babies and infant mortality.
The Stork's Nest program uses a point-based incentive system. Participants can earn points by attending Stork's Nest educational classes, going to their prenatal care appointments, and adopting healthy behaviors. These points can then be used to shop at the Stork’s Nest store, where women can “purchase” a variety of infant care items including clothing and diapers.
Mothers may continue to earn points until their baby turns 12 months old by attending baby checkups and making sure immunizations are received on time. Once enough points are accumulated, Mothers-to-be may schedule appointments between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Mondays through Thursday.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Stork’s Nest at 410-550-0589 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several educational programs and health awareness workshops are available for mothers and mothers-to-be via the Stork's Nest, Johns Hopkins Bayview and the March of Dimes Foundation, including:
The majority of items that are in stock at the Nest are donated from children's stores, hospital employees, churches, civic groups and the Gift-in-Kind Program. Other necessary items are purchased with donated funds and grant support.
The Stork's Nest is always in need of:
All items must be new. Used items cannot be accepted.
There are also other ways to make a difference, like throwing a baby shower or walking in a March of Dimes sponsored event. To find out more, visit www.marchofdimes.com.
For more information about supporting the Stork's Nest, please contact Catherine McCabe in the Office of Development at 410-550-1663.
Stork's Nest at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Sherl B. Woodland
Zeta Phi Beta
Anne Eder, Director of Program Services
March of Dimes Contact
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