― Cervical Ripening Balloon ∙ Read about it HERE ∙ At my 38 week appointment yesterday they stripped my membranes. I wasn't dilated but she did make me a one. I told her I'm seriously not in a hurry to go into labor (still can't believe I'm saying that.) I'm not having any contractions at all or even braxton hicks. Juliet is not even in a hurry. We knew stripping my membranes wouldn't put me in labor, it would just help my body start to get ready (which is good). So then my [...].