If you can stick it out you may find that the blessed anticipation suddenly turns to urgency. Suddenly your nesting urge increases. You're restless, even edgy. When was the last time you slept well? Turned around without having to pee? Suddenly you begin to cry. "Stick a fork in me, I'm done!" " I can't do this one more day!" And you probably can't. These are all signs that labor is imminent. It doesn't matter if you've started to dilate or efface up to this point. It can happen slowly or swiftly. The hormonal cascade that fires up labor has begun. Mother nature at her finest is producing a hormonal cascade that induces labor, prepares your baby for life outside the womb, brings forth birth, and bonds you to your baby. And you wouldn't have it any other way if you could do it all over again. You are perfectly and wonderfully designed to give birth. Trust yourself.