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2007-10-28 03:00:14

By Anonymous Excerpted from the book, Teaching Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting: A Childbirth Educator's Perspective written by Marcy White (available for purchase from the ICEA Bookcenter). Childbirth educators can teach relaxation knowing that it has a well- established research base with many uses, not only for childbearing, but for general health care as well. There is considerable research to document the benefits of relaxation in reducing hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, stress, and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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