Quoting mama to a prince :" Is it normal to be 38 weeks not dilated at all. Hes still high and movements have been getting less and ... [snip!] ... it was fine and sent me home. I go tomorrow for another nst im just nervous as I type this. Guess its the first time mom in me"
Its not uncommon to not start dilating at all until you're in labor. Many women with their first baby end up starting from nothing...on the flip side, you can walk around dilated to a 4 for weeks without anything happening so dilation really doesn't mean much. I had a friend who was dilated to a 4 by 38 weeks and didn't go into labor until 42 weeks on the nose...and I have other friends that were closed up tighter than a pickle jar one day and the next were in the hospital giving birth. I, personally, contracted for 4 days and when I finally ended up in L&D because my water sack had a tear, I was only barely dilated to a 1...sometimes your body just needs a reason to open up and let the cupcake out of the oven. Hang in there. You'll be fine. Sounds like your doctors are doing a good job watching out for you.