ouch, Bridget!!! Healing vibes to you~~~ emotionally and physically! Welcome baby Flannery Grace!!!
Sorry to hear about your frustrating night, Amber.
Baby wasn't even tempted to join in the sledding fun, eh? I don't get it...
Yup, still pregnant here, too. 41 weeks today. To answer your question (long version), my understanding is this...midwives in Ontario are legislated, and covered by our health care, so basically there are certain protocols they have to follow. Well - within the informed consent parametres. As in, legally, they are supposed to administer the eye prophylaxis, but parents still have a choice, and can refuse them. As for "overdue" babies, at 10 days past the edd, mother has to consult with an OB, and they will weigh in. The course of action is typically a bpp (biophysical profile), an u/s that measure various things on the baby, to determine whether or not the placenta has started breaking down. If all is ok, more time is bought to continue care with the mw, but I think that at 14 days past the edd, I have to be transferred to an OB, and they typically induce, regardless of whether or not placenta shows to be doing fine. I'll be seeing my mw tomorrow, so I can get all this confirmed/re-explained. The thing is, my dates are accurate - I was charting to get pregnant, and I've been measuring on date all along. I know that at some point, though, I lost some days...because of course, Shannon and I knew each other's cycles, and I was exactly, what - 2 weeks behind her? And her edd was February 12 or 14, which would place my edd at February 26 or 28. I'm going to bring that up tomorrow, because likely Feb 21 is based on LMP, not ovulation.