Well, I have not myself, but helped many through their experiences. Moms do wonder a bit prior to the Real Deal. It's normal!
I think it helps to be well-informed (books, classes, etc.) and to have a good support team on-hand (SO, mom, birth doula) to help you figure it out.
Even when you're an "expert" it can be hard to know... I was the opposite-- I was told it was time to leave and denied it. Then suddenly I agreed!! LOL. Baby came within the hour. ;-)
at 2:26 PM on Oct. 11, 2009