triple07: Definitely figure out with your midwife about the being late thing. I was induced with my 1st at 9 days (dr/hospital birth). It was absolutely terrible (pitocin up and down, up and down, contractions on top of contractions, yuck). Having a midwife for the 2nd, she was 10 days late and I took castor oil, because I DID NOT want to go to a Dr. Where I live, state law says a midwife has to take her patient in to an OBGYN, if she is 42 weeks, to get checked out (on their terms of course) to see if baby is okay and subsequently every two days after that. I was so freaked out about going, that I kind of self induced with castor oil, which wasn't that bad and worked for me. Just make sure what you are facing ahead of time so it doesn't pop up on you if you are "late".