OMG I'm so annoyed ... practically from when I found out I was pg I wanted a water birth ... it looks so relaxing and nice (as nice as it can be lol) and lately i've started researching it, I like to be prepared so I know whats happening. But during my readings I found that I'll probably not be ALLOWED to use a birth pool because of my BMI ... my BMI is apparently 42, I don't keep an eye on my weight and when she asked me what it was I said 18 stone which it was the previous day when I turn 12 weeks pg. I assumed that I couldn't be much less than that, but because I'm only 5'4 my BMI is high... but they don't take into account muscle mass, which is partly why I have large calves and the size of my breasts ... which are 1 stone each pre-preg (a fun night at uni lol), I'm classed as obese which I've come to terms with, it's my fault and I want to change that, but while I'm pregnant there isn't very much I can do. NOW I find out that the only way I really want to give birth isn't allowed because of my stupid BMI. ARGHHHHHH so far I've had a good pregnancy, perfect blood test, far from anaemic, I have to be test for Gestational diabetes, but that's just routine. I've been a good girl ... it's not fair. How can they tell you how to give birth, it's a natural thing they can't stop you doing it how you want. Health and Safety has gone way overboard Sorry this is so long, but I'm sooooo peed off I needed to moan!!