It's your first baby and you're only 39 weeks. That means that you may well have a few more weeks to go.
First-time moms average 41 weeks, 1 day, so you might not really be ready for a while yet.
Braxton hicks mean that your body is working to get ready. Your dilation proves that your body works, no need to doubt that now, trying to force anything.
Do you trust the process? As a product of millions of successful births before you, you are fine-tuned and perfected. Your body knows more than your mind. Having confidence in the process that works is important.
You're already on the road!! ;-)
at 3:46 PM on Nov. 11, 2009