In this episode, Angela Latta, a FNP and Kristi Rhodes, a CNM talk with us about common concerns during the third trimester of pregnancy. The third trimester can be challenging! Bodies changing, preparing for birth, body aches, etc. They cover everything from headaches to vaginal discharge! Tons of great information on what is common, what is concerning and needs follow up, and most of all reassuring that you are not alone! These are things that almost every pregnant person is experiencing.
Angela Latta, FNP began her nursing career in 1994 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, ID. The entire focus and passion of her nursing career has been on the amazing process of caring for women in labor and delivery. Besides being at the bedside of thousands of women, she has also worked as a member of the high risk maternal transport team and was the designated charge nurse for many years. In 2012 she graduated from Gonzaga University with her MSN as a family nurse practitioner. As a Nurse Practitioner she now has the opportunity to provide care for women far beyond her expertise in the birth process. She enjoys meeting women at all stages of life. She feels very fortunate to partner with the MD in her office as his surgical assistant in the OR as well as in the office.
Kristi Rhodes, CNM has worked in maternal-child nursing since 2001. Her start in this career path was as a postpartum nurse in a high risk, high volume hospital in Boise, ID where she fell in love with birth and caring for families. Kristi journeyed into midwifery in 2010 to fulfill her desire to be an advocate and an educator for families, believing that birth is an empowering and transformative event in a family’s life. Kristi promotes physiologic birth and encourages women to be active participants in their care. She attends births at a local hospital where she strives to bring the true midwifery model in to the hospital setting, allowing women and families birth in a way that makes sense individually.