I have an appointment tomorrow and I'll be 39w2d. I know that if I ask for a check and for him to strip my membranes that he will (if he can get to my cervix of course).
Would you do it? Or wait until 40?
My reasons for doing it would primarily be because as a vbac, I just don't want any red flags on my file like going post dates, or increased chance of meconium that may put me more in the spotlight. DS went to 42 weeks and he had meconium, and I keep thinking if he hadn't gone so long maybe he wouldn't have had it, but he might have. No way of knowing really. I have had some contractions and maybe it would send me over the edge just enough to go into labor. There will be no induction as a vbac.
Reasons for waiting: Maybe she's just not ready. It's really painful for me. I'm really not miserable or sick of being pregnant or anything like that. Of course I can't wait to meet her, but I've had a very nice pregnancy.