During my second pregnancy Asthi was my Midwife from the beginning on, right after our first meeting I knew and felt that I was in good hands. It was my second pregnancy but it was to be my first natural birth. Every childbirth preparation class I attended was both really entertaining and informative. Asthi answered all the question my pregnant “class mates” had with patience and humor so that the time in her class flew by. Her professional competence as a midwife was enhanced by her own personal experience of childbirth and motherhood that she often shared with us. Asthi also acupunctured me before the birth, even though I am very afraid of needles, with her I could go through with it.
Silas did let us wait, finally on 20.02.2010 I went in to labor…..after 12 hours our second son was born 21.02.2010 at 6:37 am, a successful VBAC. During the birth, that I was able to go through without an Epidural, Asthi was the best midwife I could have had. She was there for me with her loving support and her calming art. In the moments I wanted to give up she motivated me and helped me find the strength I needed. Throughout the whole birth I felt safe.
Also post – partum Asthi took great care of me and Silas. She visited us at home and helped me through post partum issues and I could always call her and count on her.
My time in her post partum exercise classes was also entertaining and with various exercises she kept us working hard. When the weather was good we would exercise outdoors with the strollers and “drill instructor Asthi” made sure we were sweating and not just strolling in the park. The results were great, never would I have imagined getting fit so soon after my second child!
At this point I just want to say thank you again, dear Asthi, for your loving and competent all around guidance – it’s been a while……I recommend you and your work from the bottom of my heart – every women is definitely in great hands with you.