This is my first pregnancy. I have had a relatively "easy" pregnancy and have had no complications. I'm currently 3 days past my due date and have still not dialated yet. I'm scheduled to go in to the hospital next week for a "ripening of cervix" and to be induced the following day. What can I expect? I tend to get uncomfortable having my cervix checked, will this be painful at all? For anyone who has been induced, how long did it take between being induced and baby being born? Will I be in the hospital longer than if I had started labor on my own? Does this raise my chance of having a c-section? I hope baby decides to arrive on his own before then, but if not, I'm ready for anything! Any knowledge/advice is appreciated.