Ok so now I am past 43 weeks and I have been consulting on the phone with a couple mdwives. The really UC supportive one hasn't returned my latest call, but I did speak with her last weekend and she was really positive. The other one I just talked to this evening is concerned and says I should induce with castor oil to get the baby out asap. She says that I am walking a fine line at this point and although things could be fine and the placenta working, that could change suddenly and I wouldn't know. Also she thinks that because I have not been receiving prenatal care for this last trimester, we really don't know how well the baby is, regardless of fetal movements or my intuition. How discouraging, a part of me wishes I hadn't spoken with her. I really didn't want to use castor oil, especially as I feel I am soooo close to naturally going into labor. What do you guys think of castor oil induction? And the whole idea of 43 weeks pregnant being dangerous territory? I think tonight I will go for a walk and try nipple stimulation and re evaluate things in the AM if labor doesn't happen before then.