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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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