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I can only deliver at the birth center if I go into labor by 42 weeks (it's a law that a midwife-attended birth must happen by then). I am very much against induction and also against a hospital birth. I understand the (relatively low) risks of carrying a baby to 42 weeks or even 43 and am fine with it so long as the placenta and fluid levels are healthy. I'm just so nervous about it all, being a first timer (since we tend to go late).
If it makes you feel better I gave birth to Lily (non-induced) at 39 weeks even and almost all of my mom friends gave birth to their firsts prior to 40 weeks. I'm sure your midwives have more natural induction methods that they could start if you were close to 42 weeks as well (curb walking, castor oil, etc) that would be better then getting medically induced.
I don't want induced, either. But I'm also scared of going too early. Like you, I really, REALLY want a birth center birth, and I *think* the cutoff gestational age for having a birth in the center is 36 weeks. So, I'm hoping that Caleb doesn't decide to come before then. And I don't want to go over simply because that would drive me crazy!!
I went to 41 weeks and 5 days with Jack (my 1st) and I had my membranes done around 39 or 40 weeks. My practice would have let me gone up to 42 weeks before an induction, but I ended up scheduling my induction for the Friday before since it was convenient for our families (how nice am I??? ok... and it worked well for DH's time off, too!) Anyway, when I went in to be induced they were like, "Hun, you're in labor already" -- ha ha! I still had to have my water broken and I was given some pitocin, but all in all things did start on their own... although I didn't realize it.