Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:" I'm just letting you know what could/would happen. I just don't think they would allow you to go that long if you are still in the hospital, the benefits don't outweigh the risks at that point."
I agree with this. Right now the goal is to have a living baby with as few health problems as possible. Right now at 26 weeks, it is better for you to stay pregnant, because the baby is so premature. That doesn't mean there isn't a risk to staying pregnant. In fact, some hospitals would induce right away after your membranes rupture.. premature or not because the risk to the mom is so high when it breaks this early.
I am not against natural labor. I am against natural to the point where it puts the baby at risk needlessly. Labor is only for a few hours. It doesn't always end up being picture perfect. Living baby to me is much more important than 40 weeks gestation. I don't think induction is always a good thing either, but would you tell a mom with severe pre-e that they should not induce because their baby isn't 40 weeks yet? it's the same type of thing. Your life and the life of your baby is in danger every day that you stay pregnant from here on out. The trick for the dr's is to decide when it is so dangerous for you and the baby that one of you might die and to get the baby out before that point.
Refusing to induce because of some ideal is frankly a horrible reason to not induce.