don't schedule a c unless there is a real medical emergency to do so.
don't schedule an induction unless things are already heading in the right direction.
if you must choose, go for the induction.
but before you agree, buy yourself one more day, and another, and another. ask for NSTs, biophysical profiles, etc. to make sure there is no real reason why they want to get the baby out so fast.
you can do an induction as a vbac'er, but they'll monitor you very closely (request an IFM - gives you much greater freedom of movement!) and they may keep the amount of pit at a lower limit. remember that as your contrax go up (imagine the 'wave' rising and falling), the baby's hr will go down and up in the opposite direction.
also if you agree to an induction, make sure prior, that they check your cx to make sure it's showing favorable signs. doing an induction 'cold' when nothing else is ready really doesn't help in moving things along in the right direction. if you go for a biophysical, drink loads and loads of water or you'll get a false "low" reading on the fluid in the sac.
my stories are similar to pp.
my first pg was with twins (after 4.5 mos bedrest - that's a different story, but i was completely out of shape.) I was oblivious to anything and everything, and agreed to an induction. i was about 2.5 cm when i went in. flat on my back. two internal monitors, nothing to eat or drink, including no ice or water (how horrible!!), a bunch of epidural meds, including bolus shots. and guess what happened. yup. my first c.
my second pg was with a mw and doula. everything was perfect. prenatal care. positive. optimistic. at almost 42 w, and after several sweeps, nothing was going on, so i did the castor oil technique, which was somewhat successful, despite the fact that i accidentally took half the amount so the effects were not as strong as they could have been.
went to hospital, labored all natural (a great labor, actually!) got to 10. and things petered out. little did we know, DS was 10 lbs 3 oz, and posterior, and asynclitic (sp?). so even after a nap, pit drip, and everything else my mw and doula could try, i ended up with another c. *** hence another reason to check your babe's position prior to agreeing to start anything.
baby #4 was my vba2c story. i went into labor on my own 2 weeks early, and had a natural med-free intervention free vag birth. didn't even have a hep lock or iv since he came out so quickly. he was 8 lbs 10 oz.
so in addition to your own body's readiness, your baby's readiness must also be aligned with the stars, so to speak.
keep asking for frequent tests to make sure there is no reason to rush. if they see anything, then go for the induction. or ask about castor oil. avoid the cohosh herbs - they can cause contrax that are too strong and irreversible for a vbac.
good luck and keep us posted!