dr. Q.R. (Mireille) Milder MSc

dr. Q.R. (Mireille) Milder MSc

Full Professor
dr. Q.R. (Mireille) Milder MSc
  • Birth Center Obstetrics - Medical

Research Programs





Mireille Bekker completed her training in Medicine at the VU Medical Center  in Amsterdam and subsequently obtained her MD in 2002. She performed research on the pathofysiology of the increased nuchal translucency in several mouse models and human fetuses. Her research focussed on fetal cardiovascular and lymphatic development. During her research she worked at the department of Anatomy and Embryology of the Leiden University Center in Leiden and the department of obstetrics in the VU Medical Center. She was awarded her PhD in 2007. She started her training to become a gynecologist in 2005 and became a senior specialist registrar Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2011. During her clinical training years she continued to work on her research regarding the development of cardiovascular and lymphatic development together with the departments of Anatomy and Embryology of the Academic Medical Center and Immunology of the VU Medical Center. This was rewarded by the PhD thesis of Yolande de Mooij in 2011. From 2011 till 2014 she performed a fellowship Perinatology in the VU Medical Center and Radboud University Center in Nijmegen. Since june 2015 she works in the University Medical Center of Utrecht as a gynaecologist-perinatologist.


Her current research focuses on intrauterine fetal development and long term-outcomes; prenatal screening, diagnosis and therapy (ultrasound/MRI/genetic testing); genetic disorders and innovation &technologies in obstetric health care.

Side Activities

Functie                      nevenactiviteit soort                                                          

Lid van werkgroep     Werkgroep nevenbevindingen, kwaliteit (NIPT) RIVM       

editorial board           Editorial board BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth                   

Lid van werkgroep     Lid van werkgroep foetale echoscopie NVOG                     

Lid van kerngroep      Kerngroep NIPT Consortium                                             

Lid van bestuur          Dagelijks bestuur IMITAS     

Lid stuurgroep           Stuurgroep lid van Cintrin funds van ZONMW     

Medisch Adviseur      Medisch adviseur SPSRU

Raad van advies         Raad van advies van MEDSIN

Research Output (73)

Study protocol of the PIMPI-project, a cohort study on acceptance, tolerability and immunogenicity of second trimester maternal pertussis immunization in relation to term and preterm infants

Immink Maarten M., Bekker Mireille N., de Melker Hester E., Rots Nynke Y., Sanders Elisabeth A.M., van der Maas Nicoline A.T. Dec 2021, In: BMC Infectious Diseases. 21 , p. 1-9

Implementation of a standard outcome set in perinatal care:a qualitative analysis of barriers and facilitators from all stakeholder perspectives

Depla Anne L., Crombag Neeltje M., Franx Arie, Bekker Mireille N. Dec 2021, In: BMC Health Services Research. 21 , p. 1-13

Factors associated with poor outcome in fetuses prenatally diagnosed with sacrococcygeal teratoma

van Heurn Lieke J., Coumans Audrey B.C., Derikx Joep P.M., Bekker Mireille N., Bilardo Katia M., Duin Leonie K., Knapen Maarten F.C.M., Pajkrt Eva, Sikkel Esther, van Heurn L. W.Ernest, Oepkes Dick Oct 2021, In: Prenatal Diagnosis. 41 , p. 1430-1438 9 p.

Non-invasive prenatal test uptake in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods

van der Meij Karuna R.M., Kooij Caroline, Bekker Mireille N., Galjaard Robert Jan H., Henneman Lidewij, Oct 2021, In: Prenatal Diagnosis. 41 , p. 1395-1400 6 p.

Nationwide implementation of a decision aid on vaginal birth after cesarean:A before and after cohort study

Koppes Dorothea M., Van Hees Merel S.F., Koenders Vivienne M., Oudijk Martijn A., Bekker Mireille N., Franssen Maureen T.M., Smits Luc J., Hermens Rosella, Van Kuijk Sander M.J., Scheepers Hubertina C. 27 Sep 2021, In: Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 49 , p. 783-790 8 p.

Decision-making in imminent extreme premature births:perceived shared decision-making, parental decisional conflict and decision regret

Geurtzen R., van den Heuvel J. F.M., Huisman J. J., Lutke Holzik E. M., Bekker M. N., Hogeveen M. Sep 2021, In: Journal of perinatology. 41 , p. 2201-2207 7 p.

Low fetal fraction in cell-free DNA testing is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome:Analysis of a subcohort of the TRIDENT-2 study

Becking Ellis C., Wirjosoekarto Soetinah A.M., Scheffer Peter G., Huiskes Julia V.M., Remmelink Marinka J., Sistermans Erik A., Bax Caroline J., Weiss Janneke M., Henneman Lidewij, Bekker Mireille N. Sep 2021, In: Prenatal Diagnosis. 41 , p. 1296-1304 9 p.

Association between low fetal fraction in cell-free DNA testing and adverse pregnancy outcome:A systematic review

Scheffer Peter G., Wirjosoekarto Soetinah A.M., Becking Ellis C., Weiss Marjan M., Bax Caroline J., Oepkes Dick, Sistermans Erik A., Henneman Lidewij, Bekker Mireille N. Sep 2021, In: Prenatal Diagnosis. 41 , p. 1287-1295 9 p.

A prospective population-based multicentre study on the impact of maternal body mass index on adverse pregnancy outcomes:Focus on normal weight

van Hoorn Fieke, de Wit Leon, van Rossem Lenie, Jambroes Marielle, Groenendaal Floris, Kwee Anneke, Lamain-de Ruiter Marije, Franx Arie, van Rijn Bas B, Koster Maria P H, Bekker Mireille N Sep 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16

How digital health affects the patient-physician relationship:An empirical-ethics study into the perspectives and experiences in obstetric care

Jongsma K. R., Bekker M. N., Haitjema S., Bredenoord A. L. Aug 2021, In: Pregnancy Hypertension. 25 , p. 81-86 6 p.

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