Well, my experience is that NO, they will NOT induce just to keep mom happy. My daughter was late with all three children - after 10 days for the first two, they induced. My friend was also late about 10 or 11 days before they induced. They like things to happen naturally, and 9 months (or 40 weeks) gestation is approximate, anyway.
Good luck to her! (evil laugh) I hope this brings her down to earth.
Knowing this woman, her living right next to me, I just see this as a very sad start for her baby.
I mean, she won't even let the baby be born when s/he wants to. She's also, from previous conversations I've had with her, made the announcement that the house won't look any different after the baby comes, is a toddler, etc.
Poor kid. Even if he is a stubborn little cuss, and does what he wants anyway, that's going to be a lot of extra work on his part. Looking ahead, how will that determine his relationship with her and the world?
He has been a cog in the master plan she's put in place on how her life is going to be.
I am being totally honest when I say she really is a nice enough person. We've never had cross words, and she doesn't try to control anything outside of her immediate concern.
Being an observer of all this, the dynamics are something to see.