Yes. Average gestation for Caucasian first timers is 41+3. (Did a lot of research last time as I got to 41+6!). Impatiently awaiting arrival of dc2, currently 41+4. Save yourself a lot of heartache and just assume you'll go to 42 weeks. And make absolutely sure the due date you give out is for 42 weeks or the endless texts of "haven't you had the baby yet" will drive you bonkers!!
They're certainly very comfy and good for getting baby into good position. Have been bouncing for weeks though so don't think they really bring on labour, but nothing outside of induction actually does. Believe me, I know!!
39 weeks and 37 with the second. I was so shocked - I had planned everything around being two weeks overdue and was totally unprepared even though I wanted the baby out NOW ! I know you are fed up of hearing this, feel like a whale and just want it out but make the most of it. I love my kids but it would be lovely to have a shower without one ear on a monitor, watch a film or read a book without being interrupted to watch frickin Peppa Pig or even just go to bed early and not drag myself out 2 hrs later for a dream feed ! It's a lovely time of the year to have a baby - you could start shopping for post natal clothes for feeding in. You don't HAVE to wear feeding tops but if you want to bf in normal clothes it helps to have the time to browse the aisles.
I thought that too Had to pack my hospital bag after my waters broke. If you really are ready, I'd start doing something that will take weeks to finish, leave your house in a general state of upheaval and if interupted will take months to get back to finishing. Guaranteed to bring on labour. Or you could go and sit in the sunshine and have a snooze.... just because.
First baby was 2 weeks overdue, second baby was born a couple of hours after his due date! Tbh though I started squatting, swinging on swings in the park, drinking 3 cups of raspberry leaf tea, nipple twiddling and walking everywhere at 36 weeks with dc2 because I did not want to be induced again. It worked I think, you never know though for sure.
You can try the things above, but ultimately baby will come when ready! Just be prepared from now on. Good luck.