I had it with my first. It was 40 weeks on my due date. My dr told me since I wasn't dialated yet and they wanted me delivered because of my hipes and chances of a big baby they were going to put me on this. But the day I got to the hospital I was dialted to a 1 so they decided they were gonig to just to the patocin, but the cord was pinched for 5 hours so they didn't do that they decided to go with the cervidel they told me would take about 11 hours then tehy would do the patocin (not sure why they did or due both) anyway within like 3 or 4 hours my water broke so I didn't have the patocin. So I say it was effective for me lol. Like I said it took me only 4 hours, but they told me it would take 11 hours then they would put me on patocin. I didn't have any side effects from it. I think they will put you on patocin with the cervidel not sure though, but I found no problems with it.
at 2:37 PM on Oct. 7, 2010