I am 38 weeks with my second son, and yesterday was at 5-6 cm.. More than a month ago, I was at 3 cm and 80 percent and have progressed from there, going to 4-5 then to 5 and now 5-6. I have had some BH contractions that, as the doc says, are obviously dilating me, but never turn into actual labor.
A similar thing happened with my first son. I was at 3 cm a month before. A week before his due date I was at 4-5. They finally induced me when I went in two days past my due date with more BH contractions.
This time, I am scheduled to be induced in 8 days, unless I go into labor before then. That is 4 days before my due date. I am afraid of not making it to the hospital in time if I do go into labor; my doc says to call even if my contractions aren't regular but last an hour.