TRIGGER ALERT, Child loss and drowning discussed in this post. It's not fun to read about but it might, just might, save your kid's life. Yesterday, we got to enjoy a rare hot and sunny Washington day on our friend's ski boat. After the husbands took turns reliving their glory days on wakeboard and mono-ski,… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Water Safety
About half of my initial prenatal visits with first time parents, the question comes up, "When is the best/safest/ideal time to announce we are expecting?". People worry about announcing and then having something happen - a miscarriage or abnormal test result - and then having to explain to everyone on top of dealing with that… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Announcing A Pregnancy
Many of the things that people have said they appreciate about me as a doctor are the direct result of advice from one of my best mentors. One thing - trusting a parent's intuition - has literally saved the lives of multiple patients of mine, and now hopefully, also that of my nephew. He's in… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: A Parent’s Intuition
It's kinda crazy to me that a lot of us spend so much of our lives worrying about NOT getting pregnant and then you go straight from that to worrying about getting pregnant. This, like many issues addressed here, can be influenced by many personal health issues. Talk about it with YOUR doctor. I'm just… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Getting Pregnant
There are things I wish I could say to the world as they approach their doctors' offices. Here are a few, shared with love.
This has been and still remains one of my all-time favorite conversations to have in my clinic. There are so many options for birth control these days, it can be a little overwhelming to know what is right for you. Even condensing it, it's a long post, but hopefully you or someone you know and… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Birth Control Breakdown
Anyone else feel utterly overwhelmed by THIS when you hit the stores lately? The choices are ENDLESS!! Whether you're still in flurries or the sun is shining, summer is coming! You all know by now that sunscreen is absolutely critical for you and your fam to prevent deadly skin cancer (if not, what rock have… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Sunscreen Low Down