Hi, I would really like a water birth. I mentioned this to my midwife a few months back and she said that she thought I would be ok to have one, the only concern was that I suffer with an 'under ative thyroid', she told me to mention it at my consultant appointment at 34 weeks. This I did and the consultant looked at me and said she couldnt see any problems. I was worried that I would be too heavy but she said I didnt look overweight - she then looked at my notes and noticed that my BMI was 32, apparently the cut off for a water birth is either 30 BMI or 90kg. Well I weighed in at 101 kg. I know that I do not look the weight I am and a lot of people are surprised when I tell them how much I weigh. I mentioned this at my midwife appointment last week and she said that she didnt think I would be too heavy by looking at me and she said that she was about my weight when she was pregnant and she had a water birth. She adviced me to mention it again at my 40 week consultant appointment as the rules were only there as a guide line and as I dont look my weight it might be ok. I just wondered if any of you had had similar problems or experiences with water births?