Emily Glover

Emily Glover

Bio

Emily Glover writes about health, motherhood and marriage from Colorado. Her words can be found on Babble, Bustle, Romper, Mamamia and more. Currently, her biggest goal is getting her young son to tolerate the Ergo so she can get back outside on hikes. 

Emily Glover Articles

When my child is hungry, there is no option but to feed him. Image: Thinkstock.

The Idea Of 'Me-ternity' Leave Isn't Just Insulting — It's Detrimental

In the nearly six months since I welcomed my first child, I haven’t slept more than five consecutive hours. So excuse my audible groan upon hearing of Meghann Foye’s call for “meternity leave.”

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The story wasn’t just promoting some harmless diet... it was exalting extreme disordered-eating behaviors — with just enough of a mask put on it to confuse vulnerable readers. Image: Thinkstock.

Disordered Eating Isn't Self-Care — And We Need To Stop Treating It As Such

Most days, I find good reasons to be optimistic about the way diverse figures are celebrated in the media.

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When writing about something beyond personal experience, the key is doing it with respect.

How To Write Ethically About Mental Illness

Sending words into the world is a privilege — as well as a heavy responsibility.

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The dirty truth about how detrimental those post-baby-body stories are to women hit me one week after my son’s birth. Image: Thinkstock.

Why I'm Swearing Off “Post-Baby Body” Stories

In my work as an entertainment writer, some of the easiest stories are the post-baby body reveals. You know the type: “Within three days of delivery, Celebrity Person shed any trace her womb housing a growing baby for the past 10 months! Look at those abs!”

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Being pregnant can be hard, even without unwanted commentary.

8 Women Share What It's Like To Be Shamed During Pregnancy

Pregnancy has the potential to be one of the happiest times in a woman’s life.

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I will make it my mission to teach him that the traits which make us unique are so much more worth celebrating than the ones that fit a mold. Image: Emily Glover.

It's Still My Job To Teach My Child About Body Positivity — Even If He's A Boy

My goal isn’t just to raise a son who can avoid the trappings of eating disorders. It’s to help him actively embrace who he is, on all levels.

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Forget the safe word, give me the epidural now, I thought, apparently with some sudden telepathic connection with my doula.

5 Things You Learn When Labor Doesn't Go According To Plan

“It will be long,” they told me. “It will likely be days after your due date,” they advised. “Everything will begin slowly with breaks between contractions,” they said. They lied.

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