I was induced, more like augmented, for PROM management with my last one. I really wasn't having any significant contractions at the time, though, so I think it was more like a full on induction. I did have a favorable cervix and was dilated 2-3 cm. I personally chose to have an epidural, but, rather than for immediate pain management, this was more because I was tired and worried about what labor *would* be like, since I'd never had pit before. I expected it to be a long process. As it was, it was really quick, and I might have gone without an epidural if I hadn't gotten worried about the experience so early. Pitocin started at about 2 a.m., contractions picked up around 6 a.m., and baby was born a little after 10 a.m. For me, that's a quick birth. The really active part (where the ctx were felt intensely despite the epidural) was only about two hours. She was delivered in less than ten minutes of pushing.
I think that everyone's experience is different, but my advice would be to go into it with an open mind, because your birth can still be great. I think that it not being your first definitely works in your favor in this regard. Good luck, and happy birthing!
M/C at 8 weeks -- May 2000. DS #1 -- March 2001. DS #2 -- November 2002. (Ten year break!) DD -- October 2011. M/C at 8 weeks -- May 2013. Expecting #4 late July.