Okay, then. On a more personal note, I went to 2 weeks past my due date. While my midwives are bound by their ties to the hospital and it's doctors to induce at 42wks, I am positive I would have been induced earlier--ie 40+wks--prob with pit and ended up needing an epidural, and possibly a c/s.
I was able to go into labor with my son naturally at 42wks on the day-entered the hospital at 3+cm, not really feeling the Ctx, had my son 4 qand a half hours later--not so much as a tylenol for pain. No episiotomy, no blue faced pushing, no c/s, no pressure.
I was allowed to push when I felt the urge, allowed to eat my fruit salad for energy and drink my red raspberry tea. With almost any doctor, I would have been NPO except for ice chips.
My son came out when he was ready (and truth be told, I would have refused the induction had I gone past 42wks as long as placenta was acting as she should have been).
Unless I had some MAJOR health problems, I would not consider for a moment going to an ob for my pregnancy, labor, delivery or post partum period. My next child will be born at home, maybe with a midwife, maybe not.