Like the other ladies I'd wait and let LO come on his own at his own time unless there was some health dangers that warrented induction.
Have you been to the Chiropractor at all during this pregnancy? If would highly suggest seeing one, even at this point in pregnancy, to help get your body more aligned and LO in a more favorable position.
Try not to freak out about the shoulder injury stuff. I'm sorry that I don't remember exactly what happened with Simon's shoulder at birth. Odin had nerve damage to his shoulder and neck, Archer had a broken clavicle (sp?), and both boys healed quickly and well without any extreme pain or long term damage. Ironically Archer was the one that was in perfect alignment and came out without anyone touching him and Odin was the sunnyside up one that had a little more guidence out. Both boys were on the big side (9.2 and 9.9) and I will say that being in the hands and knees position with Archer really did make more space allowing him to come out faster and smoother.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Just saw this article posted on FB and thought of you:
Top Ten Signs Your Doctor Is Planning To Perform An Unnecessary Cesarean Section On You | Frisco Women's Health Blog
3. “We should induce at 39 weeks because your baby is getting too big” – Did you know that, according to ACOG:
‘Induction of labor at least doubles the risk of cesarean delivery without reducing shoulder dystocia (rare situation where baby’s shoulder can get stuck at delivery) or newborn morbidity(complications). Suspected fetal macrosomia is not an indication for induction of labor, because induction does not improve maternal or fetal outcomes.’