Midwife appt today

Learned some interesting things. Let me know if you have learned differently. 
I am 36 weeks today, did the strep b test. I asked her about checking me for dilation and she said they generally don't check until 41 weeks bc it's not a good indication of when I will go into labor. She also said that getting an epidural before 6cm increases the chances of having a c section and needing pitocin. She also said remedies at home such as eating spicy foods to induce labor don't work and are old wives tales. She said most first time mammas go passed their due date as well.  Any other interesting things you've learned from your ob/midwife?