until last week i had been booked in to the local womens and childrens hospital to have my baby. I then went to MW who told me my platelets were low, and if they contined to drop i would not be able to have an epidural. which now makes the option of a water birth at the local midwife lead birthing centre sound more appealing. Im just wondering if any of you are using birthing centres where there are ony MW and no consultants? Im panicking a little at the thought that i may NOT be able to have an epidural, but the birthing centre offers a really relaxed 'home from home' atmosphere with lots of aromatherapy, water and all pain relief but epidurals. Basically i would love a natural birth, but also want the option there if i need it. can any one give me inspiration???!!! any advice??? any one had low platelets??