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Pandemic Baby Boom (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-01-08

Duration: 00:04:03

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Newborn infants


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Friddle, Kirsten Interviewee
  • Johnson, Cheri Interviewee
  • Baise, Ashley Interviewee


This segment from the January 8, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the COVID-19 pandemic baby boom in Louisiana nine months after the state’s stay-at-home order went into effect. She interviews: Kirsten Friddle, first-time mom; Cheri Johnson, the chief nursing officer at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge; and Ashley Baise, mom-to-be.