You're most likely dealing with prodromal labor. Real contractions that can go on for weeks. It's basically your uterus going through fitness training so it's ready for the real thing. As far as your dialation, it doesn't matter. Women can be dialated 1-4cm for weeks with their care providors saying that they'll go anytime now, whereas others are tightly closed hours before they go into labor. Drink some water, walk around, and relax. Everything's going to be just fine.
at 5:39 PM on Apr. 3, 2010