By definition, the 4th Trimester refers to the 3-month period following the birth of your baby. This period is hallmarked by your newborn rapidly developing and adapting to life on the outside of your womb, while you careen into the joy, terror and reality of motherhood.
The 4th Trimester is also widely accepted among the medical and professional community as the necessary physical “recovery period” for postpartum moms following childbirth. However, for many women, three months is just the beginning the body’s road to healing and recovery.
Frustrated by the sheer number of moms resigning to leaking, pelvic pain, poor posture and feeling weak or stuck, we decided to challenge the stereotypes around prenatal fitness and postpartum recovery by providing specialized physical therapy, workshops and education for women before and after baby.
4th Trimester is on a mission to challenge and, ultimately, change this damaging perspective with open conversation about what’s not normal (laugh-leaks, ladies?) and what may yet be strengthened and healed following the months, or even years, after you give birth.
You are worthy and you are worth your healthiest self, mama.
Founder, Head Therapist
Called to the coast, Meg moved from her hometown of Annapolis, MD, to Charleston after getting married and graduating from the Physical Therapy program at Marymount University.
As a competitive collegiate athlete, she coped with a variety of “over-use” injuries that fueled her desire to become a physical therapist. Although the original plan was to pursue medical school after graduation, Meg realized she wanted a stronger connection with her patients and was drawn to impacting lives through regained mobility and reclaimed active lifestyles.
With a renewed vision and refreshed passion, Meg joined Made2Move, a private-pay physical therapy, rehab and performance center in 2017 launching its Mount Pleasant location.
In 2018, she embarked on both a personal and professional mission to challenge the statute of limitations on postpartum recovery and help women reconnect with, strengthen and heal their bodies.
Beginning with continued education and honing her expertise, Meg is actively working towards the the Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) from the American Physical Therapy Association.
In Spring 2019, she launched 4th Trimester, the Lowcountry’s only private-pay physical-therapy program and education initiative dedicated to prenatal and postpartum women.
No longer burdened by 3rd-party-payers dictating treatment, Meg is on a mission to do whatever needs to be done to help women hone their healthiest bodies during pregnancy, postpartum and in the years beyond.
Motivated by what works, Meg is all about helping moms like you find a path to health and wellness.
Education & Credentials
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marymount University, 2008
Pursuing Certificate of Achievement In Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB), anticipated June 2019
Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2019
Low Pressure Fitness Level 1 Trainer, 2018
Julie Wiebe PT - Piston Science: Module 1, Female Athletes: Ready for Impact, Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundation for Fitness, 2017
ASTYM Soft Tissue Therapy Certified, 2012
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2015
DSI Certification in Functional Capacity Assessment, 2013