I was 1 cm dilated at 38 weeks but only gave birth 1 week 6 days later.
Just get your hospital bag ready to go. It won't be kalam kabut one cos for me, when i felt the contractions at 2.30pm, i still waited for almost 2 hours before i ask my hubby to come home.
Then we waited till gynae open at 7pm, then see him confirm baby coming then go hospital direct from the clinic.
I still had time to ask hubby to buy food for me ! haha!
But by the time i reach hospital at 8.30pm,already cannot tahan the pain so had epi and then the waiting began. Wait until 7.15am then baby was born .