About the Authors

David P. van der Ham, Jan G. Nijhuis, Christine Willekes
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maastricht University Medical Center, GROW—School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Sylvia M. C. Vijgen, Ben W. J. Mol
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Johannes J. van Beek
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VieCuri Medical Center, Venlo, The Netherlands

Brent C. Opmeer
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Antonius L. M. Mulder
Department of Pediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Center, GROW—School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Rob Moonen
Department of Pediatrics, Atrium Medical Center, Heerlen, The Netherlands

Mariët Groenewout, Mariëlle G. van Pampus
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Gerald D. Mantel
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Isala Klinieken, Zwolle, The Netherlands

Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Wim J. van Wijngaarden
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bronovo Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands

Marko Sikkema
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Almelo, The Netherlands

Monique C. Haak
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Paula J. M. Pernet
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kennemer Gasthuis, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Martina Porath
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maxima Medical Center, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Jan F. M. Molkenboer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sint Anna Hospital, Geldrop, The Netherlands

Simone Kuppens
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Anneke Kwee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Michael E. Kars
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sint Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Mallory Woiski
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sint Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Martin J. N. Weinans
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede, The Netherlands

Hajo I. J. Wildschut
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Bettina M. C. Akerboom
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

dpvanderham@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BM CW. Analyzed the data: DH SV BO BM. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DH BO BM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DH JN BO JvB AM WvW BM CW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DH SV JN JvB BO AM RM MG MvP GM KB WvW MS MH PP MP JM SK AK MK MW MJW HW BA BM CW. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DH SV JN JvB BO AM RM MG MvP GM KB WvW MS MH PP MP JM SK AK MK MW MJW HW BA BM CW. Enrolled patients: DH JN JvB MG MvP GM KB WvW MS MH PP MP JM SK AK MK MW MJW HW BA BM CW. Scored and discussed neonatal outcome on neonatal sepsis: AM RM. Supported and helped with the database: SV. Obtained funding for the trial: BM CW.