Interesting thread, so helpful.
40 weeks today, and unless I have the baby by then, m/w wants to come over next weekend (at 40+5) to strip membranes to hopefully make things happen before 41 weeks and thus avoid any of the "post-dates protocol". With that protocol (we are in Ontario) I should go to NST and BPP at 41 weeks (next Monday). The thing is, if NST or BPP indicate baby is not well, I will be kept at the hospital for induction that same day. So by the sounds of it, I will not have options then to try other things first (acupuncture is the one I'd be most inclined to). But I want a very hands-off homebirth, and m/w is ok with that, in principle, as long as "the protocol" is observed.
So I'm advised to go for acupuncture at 40+3, before the Easter weekend (doesn't make things easier, that extra holiday!). Which is too early for my taste, as DS was born at 40+6 (had my membranes stripped though and took some homeopathics, labour was 17 hours), DD was born at 40+3 (did nothing then to make it happen, labour was 4 hours!).
Great to hear about patient 42 weekers.......