Here is another fact sheet on using pitocin from the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services:http://www.motherfriendly.org/Downlo...fact-sheet.pdf
A quote from this document:
Women with prior cesarean sections have a slightly increased probability of the scar giving way withPitocin (oxytocin) induction (8 per 1,000 vs 5 per 1,000 with spontaneous labor onset) and greatlyincreased risk when prostaglandins (24 per 1,000) are used for cervical ripening or induction.20
Prostaglandins include Cytotec (misoprostol), Prepidil (prostaglandin E2), and Cervidil (prostaglandin E2).
It's important to have all of the information when making your decision, especially since you asked if it was worth the risk. I wish I had known all of this with my first and I might not have had a c/section. If I had known I had a 50/50 chance of surgery simply by using pitocin, then I might have declined it. So, in my experience, no, it is not worth the risk. And after learning of the increased risk for women with prior c/sections pitocin is not worth the risk then, either. There are many things you can try that are much less risky for inducing labor. Walking-lots of it, sex (natural prostaglandins in semen), nipple stimulation, etc. I've only recently learned of the foley catheter, so I don't really have much knowledge or experience with it, but from what I have heard it is less risky than pitocin. Anyway, read as much as you can and then make the decision that fits you the best. Remember that once you agree to one intervention, it can sometimes lead to a cascade of interventions if it doesn't work.