Quoting lovinthem04:" I don't have the option to shop around for a Dr..I really want to attempt a vbac, but my body has never ... [snip!] ... hospital won't induce you after you have had a csec, so chances are that I will have to have a csec anyway I feel trapped"
I was induced with my vbac, but she had to do it differently than a normal induction. It was a 3 day process. I was 2 to 3 cm's dilated to start. The first night i was given a very very low dose of pitocin. Enough to make me slightly uncomfortable, but i could sleep through it.
The second day, they cranked it up a bit so that I was a little more uncomfortable, but not enough to need any pain meds. That night they stopped it completely to let my body rest.
The next morning, they broke my water and cranked up the pitocin. I delivered within 3 hours of that. It was fast and easy. I did get an epidural because that's what the insurance company required just in case. It never had time to kick in though.
My situation is a little complicated, but I was induced 4 times too. The first time, the induction was probably not necessary since I was already contracting, but they wanted him out quickly because of an infection. (Preterm ... 23 weeker.. He didn't make it). I've never officially gone into labor on my own, although i was close to labor the first and last time.