I agree, pit does make labor harder (speaking from both professional and personal experience
)! A lot of the doc's I work with are starting to use Cytotec as the primary induction agent...which is a lot worse than pit!! At least with pit, you can turn it off! With the cytotec, once it's placed, that's it! We've had a high number of stat c/s for fetal distress from the Cytotec.
Most of our doc's will place an IUPC when using pit, which is a relief; you get a clear picture of what's going on.
Once thing's for sure; an induction isn't easy, but when you can help the pt through it, you have a great sense of pride and accomplishment as a nurse!