I was induced with cytotec (spelling?) to relax the cervix at 2 p.m. At midnight, they started pitocin to strengthen my contractions. At 8 a.m. I was 4 cm and they broke my water, and by 11 a.m. I was fully dilated and ready to push.
I generally react very well to medicines - some people dont. My SIL was induced with pitocin 2 weeks past her due date and never dilated past 3 cm and needed a csection after all.
I've been induced twice! But I had been at 3 cm each time. The first time I was a week past due. I gave birth within 8 hours of being admitted.
It went well for me.
But I have to say, if you aren't even dilated yet, I would wait! I know waiting totally sucks at this point. I have been there. But, I just have a feeling you would be more likely to get a c section. I'm no professional. I know I may sound hypocritical saying it. I wouldn't do it until you started at least dilating. Is this your first? They take forever:(
I was induced at 41 weeks exactly. I was already 4cm and I forget how effaced, but not going into active labor. I said I wanted as natural of a labor as possible, so they broke my water first. When they didnt start labor, they gave me pitocin. I had an abnormally easy labor though. i remember, a couple hours into labor, thinking that the contractions weren't as bad as menstrual cramps.