Re: 41 1/2 weeks
My doctor told me he would intervene if the baby was a week overdue. Most people I talk to say they would have had to wait 2 weeks if the baby didn't come on it's own. I'm in the US.
I know they don't want to wait too long because the placenta gets old & not effective at sustaining the baby after some point. Not sure exactly what that point is...but sounds like 2 weeks is standard from everything I've read & heard.
Have you asked your doctor what the game plan is for getting the baby out? What does he/she say?