Wow with the membrane sweeping. That is some grade-A bullshit right there. I had to specifically ASK to have my membranes swept, otherwise my midwives wouldn't have even done it - maybe suggested it, but that's it. Of course, my midwives also took a slower approach to induction in general, which is why it took me 3 days to have this kid from start to finish. :P
gracisue - I actually think that's super crap about the not being able to get an induction in an emergency. Hospitals have two categories - scheduled inductions and emergency inductions. The reason they only schedule a couple is because they need room for the emergency ones. I would ask the hospital if you're curious, but I wouldn't buy that excuse.
Sigh. Seems like nobody gets to go overdue these days! Unbelievable! On a related note, did anyone see the ACOG news: http://www.mnn.com/family/babies-pregnancy/stories/what-is-a-full-term-pregnancy-docs-update-definition They are changing the definition of "term pregnancy" to stop that whole notion that a baby at 37 weeks is always good to go. Now, we'll have definitions such as early term, full term, late term and post-term. I like that there is a difference between late term, which is delivering a week after the due date, vs post term which is 42 weeks or later.
Again - love to all the still pregnant mamas, and hoping that you'll deliver soon! (But if you go to November, you'd better not leave this group, cause it'll make me sad. :P)