I live in a place with a VBAC ban. So I hired a traveling midwife. She arrived at 38w5d and I am now 41w0d. Her plane to go home is on the 30th. I thought I would have had my baby by now, but not yet. I have been losing my mucus plug since Thursday, had a bloody show Friday and have had light contractions on and off for the past few days (about 2 hours every day). So far I am about 2cm and the baby is at a 0 station. FHR is great and I am feeling just fine. In other words baby and I are as far as we know fine. BUT since time is a factor here and I am 5 - 7 days past my due date my midwife is getting nervous. She would like me to have a scan to make sure something else isnt holding the baby up or keeping her from descending entirely and to check fluid, etc. This sounds fine to me as along as we can get a dr to do one. (I could not find a dr to take me on as a patient for basic prenatal care without lying and saying I was leaving the country to give birth.)
What isnt sounding find to me is that at 42 weeks if the baby isnt here yet she thinks I should walk into the hospital and get a section.
Is being 42 weeks reason enough to ask for a section?
(DS was a scheduled section at 38 weeks for breech so I have no idea what is a 'normal' amount of time for me and my babies)