Inducing labor can take a few hours or as long as 2 or 3 days. It depends on how your body responds to your treatment. Inducing labor may take longer if you're pregnant for the first time or if your baby is less than 37 weeks.
Hereof, how long do they wait to induce labor after due date?
If your pregnancy has been straightforward, you're likely to be offered induction at 41 weeks . The timing may vary according to your hospital's policy. In some areas you may be offered an induction at between seven days and 10 days after your due date, in others it may be two weeks.
How long does it take to be induced with pitocin?
Response time varies – some women start having mild contractions within a few hours of Pitocin being started. A quick response is more likely if you have had a baby before. Many women need 6 to 12 hours or more of Pitocin to enter active labor (when the cervix dilates at least a centimeter an hour).