I was induced w/ both of my girls because I was overdue. I felt both were positive experiences, DD1 just took a while.
#1 - I had a Dr appt on monday morning - 41 wks 5 days. I was fingertip dialiated at my appt. Dr had me go in at 7pm that night. Got cytotech (sp?) overnight 2 or 3 times. We started pitocin at 6 am. I really didn't do anything, I didn't feel any contractions. My Dr. gave me the option of going home and trying again on Thrus night/Fri. But, I opted to stay. They shut off my pitocin after 8 hours (2 pm). I had cytotech again overnight on Tues. We started pitocin again about 9 am on Tues. My water broke on it's own about 11 ish. I ended up getting an epi, pushed for an hour, but didn't feel any contractions, and didn't seem to be doing much. Dr. ended up using vacuum, DD1 born at 5:40 pm on Wednesday.
#2 - At 11 days overdue I had a Dr. appt at 10:30 am. The previous week I was 3 cm dilated, 60% effaced.There wasn't any change at my visit that day, I was still 3cm, 60% so Dr. had me go in at noon. They started pitocin about 1:50. I had some contractions, but not anything that bothered me until about 5:15pm. I labored until about 7pm, then asked to have some pain meds - I got neubain (sp?) about 7:45, I was 7 cm at that point. Water broke at probably 7:50. DD2 was born at 8:04pm. I pushed 4-5 times. Very quick.