Annerley, good luck with your decision.
Could you just get a stretch and sweep and see how it goes? Like you said you could always get the induction later if need be.
I can understand why talk of all of this might make you feel scared. Of course you don't want to risk anything with your precious bundle this late in the stage. It sounds like your body has done well so far tho.
Your body will go into labour when it's ready. But my midwife got me to express colostrum close to my due date. A) to freeze as back up food in the beginning and
B) because it releases oxytocin.
You could give that a try. ??
I have birth at 40+1 and at my stretch and sweep two days before I was 2cm.
Everyone is different as with all babies. You'll know what's right to do xx