i was induced with my DD due to gestational diabetes at 38+2 started monday morning at 7.30am. had cervidil and 2 lots of gel which really did nothing except a few contractions. on the thursday morning 11.30am i had dilated just enough for the dr to break my water. i was then given a drip which i forget what it was called to get things moving. things moved quite quickly for a first baby and she was born at 4.45pm that arvo. i was in active labor for 2hrs.
i will be induced again with my 2nd bub for gestational diabetes and have been told that the OBGYN will not let me go past 39 weeks as the placenta often starts failing at this point.
Yes being induced is quite intense but id rather a quick intense labor than a long drawn out labor.