Nest

Scott County Kids’ Nest has helped me learn to take care of myself and my child. One of the best parts of the program is that I’ve met other people through the classes who are just like me. Motherhood is scary but Nest is helping me be the best mother I can.

– Nest participant

Scott County Kids NEST is an educational prenatal incentive program designed to promote healthier mothers and babies.

We can help you with

  • Mother/infant bonding
  • Prenatal care education
  • Growth and development education
  • Baby proofing your home
  • Parental support
  • Basic infant education
  • Child development activities
  • Effective discipline
  • Establishment of family goals
  • Promoting self-reliance

Who is the program for?

Nest is open to women who are currently pregnant, live in Scott County, and are receiving prenatal care in Scott County. In addition, you’ll need to meet ONE of the following requirements

  • Under 20 or over 35 years old
  • Pregnancy weight gain above or below normal
  • Past low birth weight or prematurity
  • Past miscarriage or stillbirth
  • Current use of tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drugs
  • Limited income
  • Other medical condition that may complicate pregnancy

 

How does it work?

Once enrolled, you earn rewards points when you receive prenatal care, attend education classes, and use community resources. Then, you can exchange these rewards points for items you will need of your baby.

Sign Up

Scott County Kids’ Nest is administered by Genesis VNA and Hospice. If you qualify for the program, ask your health care provider to fill out a referral form and bring it to the Scott County Kids’ Nest on Mondays between 2:45 – 4 p.m. The program is located at the YMCA, 606 West Second Street, Davenport, IA. We’ll also ask you to fill out a brief survey to complete enrollment. You will immediately receive a book to track the progress of your pregnancy.

For more information, please contact Genesis VNA and Hospice at (563) 421-5070 or email Tera Weets at weetst@genesishealth.com