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My doctor said 38 weeks as well. I know this is horrible, but I was ready for them to come out, so we had sex and that started my labor. I was already having contractions every 3 to 5 minutes, but they weren't real contractions.
Thank you peimum for my siggie
Dec 26 '08, BFP after 21 months thanks to acupuncture
Jan 14 '09, first u/s one strong heart beat
Jan 28, '09, second u/s, Surprise! two strong heart beats
Aug 13, '09 Arya and Eiley are born on what would have been their great grandmother's 105th birthday 365 Days in a Roe
I think it really depends on the doctor and your particular pregnancy. For me, I scheduled an induction for 38 weeks. My OB said he ONLY scheduled it b/c I had been 3 cm dilated and like 90% effaced from 35 weeks on. I did not have the induction though- my water broke like 3 days before it!
Also, my OB was all for a vaginal delivery, and I even delivered in the L&D room, NOT the OR. Which is unheard of.