Annelise Swigert, MD, is a board-certified OBGYN at Southdale ObGyn.The practice has two locations with offices in Edina and Burnsville, Minnesota.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature at Wellesley College in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Doctor of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She served as Chief Resident at the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County Medical Center.
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“I’ve wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember,” says Dr. Swigert. “But it wasn’t until I arrived at medical school that I realized my passion for Obstetrics.”
“At Northwestern University, I worked closely with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist as she researched HIV transmission in pregnancy during the early 1990s. It helped me realize that we are always caring for and making decisions about two patients – mom and baby and that we can change lives”.
She is especially interested in medically complicated pregnancies. She says, “ Obstetrics is about making pregnancy a safe and healthy time of your life.”
Contraceptive and hormonal management from the teen years through peri-menopause is also of great interest. Counseling women of all ages about safe options for pregnancy prevention and treatment of hormonally-based symptoms is an integral part of her practice.
Fluent in French, Dr. Swigert enjoys using this skill in the office and abroad. She was recently able to use it on a medical mission trip to Haiti, where she cared for young women and performed surgical procedures.
When not in the office or hospital, Dr. Swigert loves to travel, try innovative food and wine, and spend time with her two teenage children.