Preparing for Pregnancy

Rosamund is particularly interested in issues relating to women’s health; helping the body in readiness for pregnancy. This ensures the body is ready for this change and allows the body to adjust gracefully as it changes shape. She can also help with problems experienced both before and after delivery of your baby.   

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Rosamund encourages optimal health for issues related to but not exclusively:

  • Fertility
  • Prolapse (vaginal or bladder)
  • Caesarean Section
  • Prolapse (vaginal or bladder)  
  • Incontinence
  • Endometrisis
  • Menopause
  • Hysterectomy - Abdominal or Vaginal
  • Other surgeries

Care for women extends to the post-natal stage and care of the pelvic floor; it does not stop when your baby is born.   

Gynaecological health is important for long term health.


Are you trying to conceive and having difficulties?

  • Optimisation of the environment for conception is very important
  • Reducing congestion and improving blood flow
  • Balancing of the parts of the pelvic bowl
  • Ensuring optimal health for the mother to-be


Are you experiencing low back pain or pain in the pubic region?

Many women experience pelvic girdle pain or ‘pubic symphysis dysfunction’ whilst pregnant, sometimes made worse by previous caesarean section scar tissue immobility. 

Rosamund can help to improve these dysfunctions caused by pregnancy hormones.

Helping Women after Delivery

Many women struggle after delivery with post-birth trauma whether it is the first or subsequent child.
Osteopathy can have long-term health benefits for women after the birth of their child, helping to restore mobility and reduce pain, resolving the effects of a traumatic vaginal or surgical delivery for both mother and her baby. 

A long delivery is one longer than twelve hours.  Slow delivery of the baby can leave the pelvic floor feeling bruised and shocked. 

It is my passion to help women find optimal health and avoid chronic issues later in life. 

However, a quick delivery can be as traumatic as a slow one.

  • There may be a feeling of shock for the woman and her partner; this may present in various ways, for example painful feeding of the baby; this however can be treated.  
  • A large baby may have meant an episiotomy or led to a grade 2 tear (or even grade 3): treatment of the tear or episiotomy will be beneficial; Rosamund can also instruct how you can help yourself.

Birth intervention?  

  • Tears
  • Episiotomy  
  • Forceps or ventouse delivery
  • Caesarean section: emergency or planned

Scar tissue does not heal like normal tissue; it is less supple and needs help to heal well so that the adjoining tissues do not compensate by tearing in a subsequent delivery.  I can also help educate the mother and her partner how to look after her scar for long-term health benefits.  
The woman may feel shocked after emergency surgery and experience painful feeding of her baby.  

Pelvic floor health

Chronic long-term issues can be avoided or in some cases where already existing, improved.  

These may include issues such as:

  • Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Chronic haemorrhoids
  • Painful periods
  • Painful sex

It is important that the pelvic floor is looked after delivery; this will help with the woman’s well-being and general recovery post-delivery. This may be a combination of treatment and self-help, such as exercises.

Treatment helps not only the physical repair and function of the pelvic floor but also helps with trauma sustained to the area.  

We can also help with conditions such as:
Coccydnia (painful coccyx) which may have been sustained in a fall  or exacerbated by the delivery. 

Babies and children

Newborn Babies   

  • Difficulty latching?
  • Tongue tie surgery?
  • Unsettled?
  • Not sleeping?
  • ‘Colic’-like symptoms?  
  • Traumatic delivery?
  • Does your baby seem unhappy?
  • Crying a lot for no specific reason (colic-like behaviour)?
  • Difficulty either going to sleep or not going through normal sleep cycles?
  • Feeding issues: difficulty latching or painful breasts when your baby is feeding?
  • Bruising to the face?
  • ‘Back to back’ or ‘face’ presentation?
  • Twins
  • Assisted delivery? (ventouse, forceps or caesarean section)
  • Induction?
  • Lengthy delivery?

Breast Feeding

  • Is latching painful and frustrating?  
  • I look to rebalance the body
  • Removing restrictions to enable breastfeeding to be painfree and satisfying
  • Helping to make breastfeeding pleasurable  

Types of treatment for babies

Cranial Osteopathy

  • Releases strain patterns acquired in the womb and through the birth process
  • For children it is great for releasing strains from injuries and accidents
  • Soothing and relaxing for the patient

Classical Osteopathy

Uses gentle articulation to remove stresses and strains from the body.