The term "natural induction" is an oxymoron. Things have the potential of getting way to screwed up whether it's pitocin dripping or castor oil swallowing. I have read horrible stories where the red flag was evening primrose oil
my earnest two cents to anyone is to really stay away from any sort of jumpstarting. Well, except sex of course
You won't be pregnant forever (I know I sound like a broken record, but hey I had a 42 week pregnancy once) your baby will know when he's "all done!" and will let your body know when to begin it's wonderful work. You're tired, you're sore, you're impatient, you're emotional - I totally understand the temptation can grow. I say just take these last few days (weeks?) to rest when you can, aviod uneeded stress, drink lotsa water, and do what ever it is you like to do to relax and get comfortable, heck, go for a walk if you feel up to it!
And I'm assuming that you are healthy and doing well, and therefor the best place for the baby to be until he ready is inside mommy.
If you think 43 weeks is way over, LOL consider a friend of mine who had pregs that went to 44, and yes, 46 weeks (with no inductions, babies were big and healthy)
Busybusymomma- stripping membranes is considered a sort of "pre-emptive" measure to get things moving along. It may work (so it's an induction), it may not (so it's a "ripening"). I think it's rather aggressive (I've been through this myself, and regretted it, but I say aggressive meaning to convay that it is rather invasive, and I'm surprised to hear of a hb midwife wanting to do it. ) And Monday is not quite your estimated 40 week date (if I remember your sig right lol). I'm going to send you a PM