I'm 40+8 with my first. Extremely fed up! I had a cold last week and everyone I spoke to said that was a good sign and labour would start after I got over my cold, it was just my body's way of getting rid of the crap so to speak, well it didn't work for me but you never know! :-)
I'm so tired of everyone telling me what to do.. Go for a long walk, eat hot curries, pineapple, sex etc i have tried all that with no luck! All I want to do is sit in front of the tv but then I feel guilty because I think the only way I'm going to get this labour started is if I keep moving! I've had a sweep at 40+3 but midwife couldn't reach my cervix :-( im booked in for an induction on Saturday but would rather get started naturally!
I think you would have to eat a shed load of pineapple for it to have any effect. I was 40 +15 with my first and induction not so bad. Gets things moving! Loads of people have told me it will come on the full moon well...that's tomorrow!