At 40 weeks, 3 days, I was 100% effaced and 4 cms dilated without feeling a single contraction. Despite my gut saying not to, I caved and consented to a Pitocin induction.
I got to the hospital at 6:30, got admitted, paperwork, get to the room, and all that. My doc showed up around 9:15 and checked me. I got the Pit drip which they said they said wa the "test dose" to make sure baby and I could handle it. Doc broke my waters, and never asked first if it was OK.
After 45 grueling minutes, the nurse came and asked if I wanted to talk about pain meds (which I was dead set against all along). I said if it was going to be like this for hours, I'd need something. I cried.
Doc came to check me. I was 10 cms, ready to push. I felt no urge to push, which I later found out (Here, of course!) is a common problem with Pit inductions. 45 minutes of pushing later, baby was born. I had had the Pit turned off, but the doc started it back up again. She also basically bullied me into an episiotomy. I was strapped to the bed with the EFM thingy and couldn't move around.
The contractions are hard and fast and very intense on Pitocin. I unfortunately have nothing to compare it to, because I was having productive contractions but never felt them.
For number 2, I will not consent to Pit again unless there's a huge medical issue. there were reasons for the docs to want to induce the first time, but the problems didn't truly warrant it in my mind. I should have listened to my gut.