Refused Water Birth - High BMI
Has anyone else been in this position? I had a high BMI at my booking in appointment, but the midwife kept me under her and chose not to send me to be consultant led. I was not weighed again until my 34 week appointment where she advised me I would have to go under a consultant because of my high BMI. I'm now 35+5 and have just had my 'consultation' at the hospital.
My main worry is that I won't be able to give birth in the midwife led unit (one door away from the main labour unit), but now they're saying that I can't even give birth in the water.
I would compromise and go in the labour suite (the thought of which fills me with fear) if I could have a water birth, but I cannot stand the thought of giving birth out of the water.
My pregnancy has been very straightforward, I am very mobile and agile, my BP is around 120/60 (better than a lot of non pregnant 'normal BMI' women I know!).
I'm at my wits end worrying about the birth now and to make matters worse I now have to see an anaesthetist at 38 weeks and have a growth scan - I might have given birth by then!!
My MW referred me to the consultant to make a decision on water birth / midwife led unit and now I've been referred back to my MW to make the same decision!!
Can anyone offer any help or advice please?