Tamar Wainstock

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Animal studies confirm earlier anecdotal observations in humans to indicate that early life experience has a profound impact on adult behavior, years after the original experience has vanished. These studies also highlight the role of early life adversaries in the shaping of a disordered brain. Evidence is accumulating to indicate that the epigenome,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between exposure to life-threatening rocket attacks and the risks of preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW). METHODS The present retrospective cohort study compared the outcomes of 1851 births by women exposed to rocket attacks and 2979 births by unexposed women. The timing, frequency, and intensity of(More)
Prenatal maternal stress is associated with pregnancy complications, poor fetal development and poor birth outcomes. Fetal sex has also been shown to affect the course of pregnancy and its outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether fetal sex modifies the association between continuous exposure to life-threatening rocket attack alarms and(More)
OBJECTIVE Since 1995, Israel allows social sex selection (SxS) under certain circumstances. However, data regarding the attitudes of potential users are limited. METHODS The study population composed of a stratified sample of Israeli married men and women at the reproductive age (women aged 17-45, men aged 17-65), who had 1-2, 3, or 4+ children of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the awareness level of primary care physicians of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome during patient-physician encounters. DESIGN A prospective study using a standardized patient approach, conducted between December 2001 and March 2002. Ten sleep experts reviewed and approved the checklist questionnaire. SETTING Primary care clinics of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between prenatal maternal stress, preterm birth (PTB) and low birthweight (LBW). METHODS Forty-seven women exposed to life-threatening rocket attacks during pregnancy were compared to 78 unexposed women. Women were interviewed within 9 months of delivery regarding socio-demographic background, smoking and perceived(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between exposure to life-threatening rocket attacks and spontaneous abortions (SAs). STUDY DESIGN This is a historical cohort study comparing 1345 pregnancies of female residents of a town exposed to rocket attacks with 2143 pregnancies of female residents of an unexposed town. Demographic(More)
OBJECTIVE The rate of placenta accreta, a life threatening condition, is constantly increasing, mainly due to the rise in the rates of cesarean sections. This study is aimed to determine the effect of a history of placenta accreta on subsequent pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN A population based retrospective cohort study was designed, including all women who(More)
BACKGROUND Human and animal studies have found an association between prenatal androgen exposure and the anogenital distance (AGD). The aims of this study were to study the association between female AGD, reproductive health and background characteristics. METHODS This was a cross sectional study, in which AGD were measured in 300 pregnant women who were(More)