Would he be willing to start with a foley bulb? I know women who've been induced at nearly 42 for whom only the foley bulb was necessary, and it fell out when they reached 4 cm, and they did the rest on their own!
Laura, mom to ds "Big D" (1.09), dd "Azalea" (10.10), and twin girls M and B (3.13)! Wife to my favorite. Cloth diaper industry geek. Birth geek. Church geek.