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Well Mama Initiative (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-06-07

Duration: 00:05:46

Subjects: Health Care | Maternal health services | Pregnant women | Doulas | Women's health services


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Remo, Bryauna Interviewee
  • Tobias, Ashaki Interviewee
  • Burke, Breanna Interviewee
  • Burks, Charlesse Interviewee


This segment from the June 7, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the Well Mama Initiative at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, a program that places doulas with pregnant mothers. St. Cyr reports that the program is part of a national study aimed at improving maternal health and outcomes. She interviews: Bryauna Remo, mother; Ashaki Tobias, doula; Breanna Burke, mother; and Charlesse Burks, doula. This segment is a part of the “Good News Louisiana” series.