1.) How many weeks were you when baby was born?
Went into labor at 41 +1, baby born at 41 +4.
2.) How many previous births and were they "overdue" as well?
3.)Did your care provider - if you had one - push any techniques to "move things along?" If so, what and when was this brought up? How did you react? What was your thought process in deciding how to proceed?
My providers were CNM's at a freestanding birth center, and they assured me that, as a first-timer, they expected me to go into labor slightly after 41 wks. They were right on. I did a lot of hiking and long walks every day to try to encourage labor, but that was all.
4.) What information was used to date the pregnancy (LMP, ovulation kit, U/S, etc.)
I knew exactly when I conceived, based on charting, even though I had a very long cycle that month. My original CNM didn't think I knew my stuff and sent me for an ultrasound at 8 wks for dating purposes. The u/s confirmed that I was right within one day! (Good thing too, otherwise she would have been setting me due date for 3 wks before what it really was).
5.) When baby was born was there evidence that supported or called into question the dates? (EG baby's weight; presence of lanugo or heavy vernix; dry, peeling skin; loose or stained skin; abundance of hair; placental abnormalities; hypoglycemia?)
She was 8# 11 oz, had some lanugo in the fluids and on her body, no peeling skin, but did have long fingernails. They told me she looked like a typical 40-weeker even though she was 41 +4 wks by dates.
6.) Any comments on baby's position - either prior to labor, during labor, or at birth?
She was ROA all through labor, and was born ROA.
(FWIW, I did have a 700-800 ml postpartum hemorrhage after having her, which they thought was related to my uterus being worn out from a 3-day labor. My midwife this time wants me to try some "natural" methods to get labor going before my due date, in order to try for a smaller baby/shorter labor that won't tire out my uterus so much. But we're just talking sweeping membranes, EPO, RRL tea type stuff, not medical induction.)
(Also, I was a 42-weeker myself, and my mom was a 10#, 43-wk vaginal breech. Going postdates is pretty common in my family)