Dr. Marlin Mills explains how a woman should advocate for her health if she is pregnant and thinks she might have preeclampsia. Dr. Mills is an expert on the psychological impact of the high-risk pregnancy and is on staff at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.
If a patient suspects that she may have preeclampsia, has swelling, edema, concerns about that, the first thing she needs to do is contact her physician, talk about what her symptoms are, talk about what her concerns are and be evaluated for those.
If those symptoms are appearing rapidly and severely with severe headache, vision changes, then she may need to go directly to an emergency room or directly to a hospital that has a labor and delivery unit where she can be evaluated.
Like the Banner facilities, many facilities have an obstetric triage area that patients can come into, have their blood pressure checked, have symptoms evaluated and have basic blood testing to look at organ function, monitor baby’s well-being to make sure baby is healthy and be evaluated for that condition.
About Dr. Marlin D. Mills, M.D.:
Marlin D. Mills, MD, is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is on staff at Banner Desert Medical Center. A former medical director for the hospital, Dr. Mills provides yearly educational programming to the nurse staff on high-risk obstetrics—new ideas and options. Dr. Mills received his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School in Mexico. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., and his Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship training at University of California Irvine Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif.
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Condition: Preeclampsia, Pregnancy, High-Risk Pregnancy
Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Preeclampsia, Toxemia
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Desert Hospital, Maternity Services at Banner Desert Medical Center
Location: Mesa, Arizona, AZ, 85202, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Phoenix Metropolitan Area
Expert: Dr. Marlin D. Mills, Marlin Mills, M.D, Doctor Mills, Obstetrician Marlin Mills, High-Risk Pregnancy Expert Marlin Mills, Marlin Mills, OB/GYN
Expertise: High-Risk Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Prenatal Education, Perinatal Care, Birthing Services, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Fetal Therapy, Fetal Intervention, Premature Babies, Preeclampsia, Phoenix Perinatal Associates, High-Risk Obstetrics, Fetal Physiology, Perinatal Grief