My first two babies were 40 weeks to the day.
My third was 41 weeks, but I think it was because of a ton of emotional stress right at 40. As soon as that resolved, she was born.
My fourth was 41+5, and I induced with acupuncture. I didn't think it would work, and didn't want to get to 42 with a "now what?" situation. (My midwives were okay to let me go to 44, btw).
Anyway, as I am reading birth stories, I'm wondering if later babies tend to have a cord issue, or the mama has a good deal of stress of some kind. My fourth was all tangled up in her cord, and couldn't move down. She was born in one rapid push, and my placenta followed soon after. It was almost as if she had been born "normally", she would have had a placental abruption AND cord compression.
So, for those women who have had a later baby...did you baby have a cord issue at birth that potentially slowed it down?