Re: do i have to be induced?
No, you don't have to have an induction. It's not uncommon to go to 42 weeks. You honestly don't have to do anything and you have every right to speak your mind and ask a lot of questions of your doctor. Maybe when you have the NST, you can ask why he wants to induce, what the risks of the induction are, why he feels the risks outweigh the benefits, etc. I, personally, would be willing to go for a Non-Stress Test every day in order to put off an induction for as long as possible. Personally, I feel the babies time is the best time for delivery (barring pre-eclampsia).
Also, if you do go ahead with an induction, ask your doctor if they intend to use Cytotec... I've heard VERY bad things about this induction agent. I think for the most part it's pretty safe, but it apparantly causes the contractions to be incredibly hard & painful and in some rare cases can actually cause the uterus to rupture. I'd probably ask for a different induction agent if he says this is what he uses.