I'm shocked at how many Drs. keep on pushing for induction due to guesses that the baby will be big. My Dr. never suggested this during both of my pregnancies. A 9 lb. baby does not always equal a difficult delivery. I'm especially shocked since I have heard so many stories of these predictions being not accurate.
It is of course up to you, but don't let your Dr. think you HAVE to do an induction due to their GUESSES that the baby will be large. And keep in mind that Drs. don't only suggest inductions when they are best for the baby. They also suggest them when they are best for their schedule. And so many seem to hand out induction orders like candy. There are a lot of Drs. that are nonchalant about inductions. And they should not be.
I have had two vaginal deliveries and both babies were over 9 pounds. I'm so glad my Drs never even mentioned it being a problem and I avoided added unneeded stress. My DD was 9 lb. 2 oz. and her delivery was EASY. (Labor was another story..)
My first delivery was after my body went into labor on its own and my water broke naturally. Then I had to be induced with my DD because she was late. BIG difference between the two labors.
I would recommend researching inductions. I have heard of some very positive induction experiences, but inductions do have increased risks including increased chance of c-section and increase risk of fetal distress. Again, inductions can work perfectly smoothly and are of course definitely needed at times, but I would never do it it without hesitation and extra questions for my Dr. When my Dr. offered for me to be induced earlier when she was just a day or two late, I quickly declined (it was not necessary at all at that point. He was just offering) I wanted to wait and see if my DD would come on her own. Unfortunately she didn't and I had to be induced. I believe that if I had taken his earlier offer I would of probably had ended up with a c-section because my body was far from ready at that point.