The World Health Authority defines term labour as anything from 37-42 weeks. You are only officially overdue when you reach 42+1. This may not be why you posted but if you are keen to avoid induction, there is no harm in using the WHO info to support your decision.
37weeks is term, my friends wee girl was 16 days early so she thought prem but was told no she counts as term as she was past 37. im looking forward to getting to 37 so the rasberry tea, curry and pineapple party can start
The pineapple/curry stuff is all nonsense. But harmless nonsense I suppose. The enzyme in pineapple which is associated with labour starting for example would have to be consumed in enormous quantities to replicate nature ie you would need to eat at least 8 pineapples, skin and stalk included, in one go to even begin to get close to levels you produce naturally. You physically could NOT do it.
And I have never, ever heard anybody say to avoid pineapple in early pregnancy.
Babies come when they're ready and generally that's somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. We don't get to decide when short of chemical induction.
DS was born at 37 weeks but wasn't ready. My waters broke because I have a misshapen pelvis (same happened with dd) and while he was 7lbs, he was mucousy, sleepy, bit weak and clearly undercooked.