Okay, I'm scheduled for an induction via balloon method next Thursday if I don't go into labor before then. Do you have to be a certain amount dilated to have that done? Because my OB has told me I'm not dilated at all. How much pain is involved in the progress of insertion? I get painful cramps when he has done a pelvic exam the past three weeks, and I wasn't sure if this was going to be the same. He also said he will involve pitocin when the balloon falls out, but how far will the balloon dilate me? Will I be in transition when it comes out?