You should put this in "Your Pregnancy" section, more people will see it and you'll get more replies.
As far as I know (please don't quote me on it LOL) they use the gel to ripen or soften your cervix. The drip is used to bring on contractions.
My waters broke but contractions didn't start. The following morning my waters were re-broken (just to check it wasn't just the hind waters) with an amnihook (doesn't hurt) and the drip was inserted.
With the drip, contractions are instant, mine were also much more intense and closer together than natural. My drip was turned off whilst I waited for my Epidural, the contractions almost stopped, they went to 10 minutes between each contraction or something.
I was nine days over. Hope it helps...
Good luck, you'll be fine!
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