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Dr. Andrea Moda

Osteopathy and Pregnancy

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Specialized osteopathy for pregnant women in Milan

Pregnancy is an intense physiological process of physical changes and transformations. Each stage of pregnancy is unique but can be accompanied by situations that can compromise the overall well-being and joy of this journey.

This is why we offer a dedicated and targeted service to support women in this special phase of their lives.

First Quarter

Physiological Development

Hormones play a key role in the first trimester, preparing the woman's body to adapt to changes, with local and systemic phenomena. Hormones such as progesterone, estrogen and prolactin prepare the body for pregnancy: water retention, slowed digestion, skin changes, breast enlargement.

In the first trimester of pregnancy there are no appreciable postural changes, the appearance of musculoskeletal pain in this phase is related to conditions present prior to pregnancy such as congenital alterations, previous traumas and close pregnancies.

The most common symptoms in this phase are: Nausea, vomiting, reflux, low blood pressure, tiredness and drowsiness.

Second Quarter

Adaptation and Wellbeing

The second trimester is a physiologically period of exceptional well-being, the symptoms of the first trimester disappear, the hormones tend to regulate themselves, the woman begins to perceive the movements of the fetus.

Physiologically the adaptation is complete, however there may be external factors, cultural and social habits that can lead the woman towards a condition of stress.

Endocrine modifications cause changes in the connective tissue, creating hyper-mobility, instability and ligament laxity. The variations in the postural system and the progressive increase in weight and breasts favor the increase in lumbar lordosis, while the increase in volume of the uterus favors the compression of the abdominal organs.

Lumbago, lumbosciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, constipation, urinary incontinence, leg swelling are the most common symptoms.

Third Quarter


The consequent and progressive postural adaptation of the last months is defined as the overload period.   The weight of the baby and the growth of the uterus weigh more heavily on the abdominal organs, creating compression and congestion of all structures, such as difficulty in descending the diaphragm, compression on the bladder, circulatory problems, etc.

Spinal pain, neuralgia, neck pain, groin and pelvic pain, breathlessness, edema of the lower limbs, hemorrhoids or varicose veins, urinary incontinence, constipation, nausea, reflux are the most common symptoms.

Andrea Moda - Osteopata a Milano
Andrea Moda - Osteopatia e Gravidanza a Milano

The osteopathy service for pregnant women

My method is based on a gentle and personalized approach, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of each pregnancy. We use safe and non-invasive osteopathic techniques to relieve pain, improve musculoskeletal function and promote the overall well-being of the mother-to-be.

Who is it aimed at?

It is aimed at all future mothers who want to deal with the physical discomforts associated with pregnancy in a natural and effective way. Whether you are looking for relief from back pain or you want to experience pregnancy with more serenity, we are here to help you.

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Why trust me?

As an osteopath specializing in obstetrics, I have a deep understanding of the physiological changes that occur during this period of life. My role is to help make this journey comfortable and to optimize the course and outcome of childbirth.

My job is to identify any signs that may indicate the onset of problems throughout the pregnancy period. Thanks to my experience, I am able to offer professional and personalized support that will help you have a more comfortable and satisfying pregnancy.

The Benefits of Osteopathy During Pregnancy

In addition to relief from musculoskeletal and joint pain, osteopathy can help reduce certain symptoms, facilitate the expulsion phase of childbirth, and promote faster recovery after childbirth.

  • Reduction of joint and muscle pain

  • Prevention and treatment of sciatica

  • Preparation for childbirth

  • Postpartum Recovery (Incontinence)

  • Reduction of gastrointestinal symptoms

  • Improved blood and lymphatic circulation

Andrea Moda - Osteopatia e Gravidanza a Milano

When to start sessions during pregnancy?

Osteopathy can be useful at any time during pregnancy, starting from the second trimester. However, there are some specific times when it can be particularly useful.

Andrea Moda - Osteopatia e Gravidanza a Milano

Start of second quarter

  • Improve blood circulation in the lower limbs.

  • Improve breathing.

  • Support lymphatic drainage of the upper limb.

  • Relieve musculoskeletal pain.

Andrea Moda - Osteopatia e Gravidanza a Milano

Beginning and middle of the third trimester

  • Make the pelvis more functional for childbirth.

  • Keep the joints of the pelvis and spine mobile and functional.

  • Stabilize the lumbar.

  • Improve diaphragmatic function.

  • Improve peristalsis.

Andrea Moda - Osteopatia e Gravidanza a Milano

Postpartum phase

  • Recover from pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Recover from abdominal diastasis.

  • Urinary incontinence.

  • Improve breastfeeding.

  • Reduce swelling in the lower limbs.

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Every pregnancy is unique and the best times for osteopathic treatment depend on a number of factors, including the type of pregnancy. In the case of a high-risk pregnancy, it is essential to consult your doctor before starting any treatment.

Our osteopathy service for pregnant women can be tailored to meet your specific needs. We offer both individual osteopathic treatment sessions to address specific problems or acute pain, as well as more comprehensive and personalized programs that include in-depth assessments, regular treatments and therapeutic exercise programs to maintain well-being during pregnancy

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