Hi Kristy - I asked the same question on another site and the moderator who is a midwife gave me this answer - hope it helps.
As for the induction. Some caregivers will induce with medications (prostaglandins - the gel - or a syntocinon drip) but more and more caregivers won't these days because it does increase the rare risk of the scar opening during labour as the medications can overstimulate the uterus to contract too much.
Other options are mechanical methods of induction such as breaking the waters or using a Foley's catheter (a small ballon inflated inside the cervix to dilate it). These dont have the risk of rupturing the scar and can be good alternatives.
Also, many caregivers place 'hurdles' to jump for women planning a VBAC. Such as close monitoring, dilating 1 cm an hour etc as Melanie mentioned. However, many of these have no medical or research basis and you can negotiate to have them altered to suit your needs, or find a more supportive caregiver.
Hope this helps.
Mum to DD 08.08.03 and DS 12.05.05