We are birthing at a birth center, and our first was born at 42 +0. The last two weeks of my pregnancy were filled with anxiety and fear that if I went over 42 weeks I would lose my birth center birth and be induced at a hospital. The midwives work with a group of OBs and they have a VERY strict policy of never letting anyone go over 42 weeks. I LOVED being pregnant, but those last two weeks were pretty much the worst weeks of my life.
I ended up going into labor on 41 +6 and DD was born 36 hours later. I started at the Birth Center but ended up transferring because I was stuck at 8cm for 5 hours - I wasn't progressing and I had lost the ability to cope with the pain. I got an epidural and slept for a few hours and then pushed DD out 2 hours later.
Anyway, I haven't yet told my midwife the date of my last period, and I thought if I just moved it up by 3-4 days it might give me a little breathing room. I just want to avoid the terrible anxiety I had the first time around. I doubt that the dating ultrasound would be able to determine 3-4 days.
Would anyone else do this or do you think it's a bad idea?