I'm 37 weeks tomorrow, so I'll be cleared for the birthing center then. My midwife said again today that she doesn't think I'll make it to due date, -- I'm all prepared for the baby now, so I just ignore ignore ignore that so that I can stay calm and wait for him to come when he's ready :)
My MW told me that also my last pg after she checked to see how dilated I was. She said I was at 4 cm and she was like "Oh, I think we will have an August baby.." I went 4 more weeks, 4 days after my due date! This time I do not want to have any checks until I am in labor because I was sure I would go early, because of what she said based on her checking me, and was disappointed to have to wait so long!
Ignore on! Knowing if or how far dilated you are doesn't really tell you when you will go into labor.. sadly... It's good to be ready by this time anyway, just in case!