It is scary, but babies do survive it.
I would start treating your strep naturally when you get closer. Plenty of women have homebirths and no antibiotics and healthy babies. I don't personally know what you do, but my friend did it and I'm sure women on here have as well.
Yes, I would avoid unnecessary dilation checks. All you need is 4 hrs. So, if you have any prelabor, that could be doable.
I know I wasn't induced, but I guess that was because there was no reason to think I'd have a fast labor.
But I'd research natural methods.
SAHM to Magnolia May (09/10), Luke Russett (04/13) and expecting 11/16. Wife and best friend to my airman.