I'm a FTM, so please bear with me if this is a silly question. For those of you who have given birth, I was wondering if there was a correlation between being dilated early and giving birth earlier.

I had a fluid scare earlier this week and it turns out that at 33 1/2 weeks, I am already 2 cm dilated. When I had an ultrasound yesterday they told me that baby boy's head is firmly in my pelvis and he's in a ready position. I'm 34 weeks as of today, so I still have a few weeks, but now I can't help but wonder if I will go soon after 37 weeks with these signs or if this is just how it's going to be until my due date.

Did any of you have similar stories and when did you give birth?