Re: Induction question
Hi Sherri, the condition of your cervix at this point really doesn't mean anything. With my first, I was dilated 2cm-5cm and 100% effaced from 35-40 weeks. I was induced on my due date...I should have waited. It doesn't hurt at all when they break your water. The only thing you can feel is the warmth of fluid. I didn't start active labor within the hour so they gave me pitocin through the IV (at this point, I realize my OB is very impatient). Pitocin is pretty much awful unless you are planning for an epidural. There is no telling how long labor will be once your water is broken. Mine was 10 hours after.
With my second, my cervix was high and hard past my due date. I chose to induce myself 8 days past. I started labor at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. My water broke at 10:00 P.M. that night. I didn't deliver until 7:42 P.M. Wednesday....21 hours after my water broke.
Every labor is different. There is no way to predict how your body will react to anything that they do. It's always best to start labor on your own, but it's not that bad if you have to be induced. Good luck!