Latest What to Expect When You're Expecting Stories

2008-07-02 06:01:01

By Liz Szabo One month before her baby was due, Ebony Perry developed a violent stomach flu and abdominal cramps. Although Perry was frightened, she knew just where to turn for advice: her copy of Baby Basics, an easy-to-read pregnancy primer from the author of What to Expect When You're Expecting. Perry, who read that her cramps were probably contractions brought on by dehydration, went immediately to the hospital. Without the book, she says, she might have gone into pre-term...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'