So I had my second internal today - last one I was 80% and a 3, today I am totally thinned and a 4... I know I can be a 4 for the next million years, BUT.... I'm not sure how to word this quite right.... Anyways, so can a woman be dilated to a certain number, but still NOT be in labor? Is there a certain number where she would be in labor?.... I am a 4, but not in labor - no contractions, or anything, etc., I doubt someone would be a 9 and not in active labor, but what about a 5 or 6 or 7 and not in labor? Silly, but is there a point to where your body is so dilated, you have to start with contractions and all that? I'm rambling, but you get the point.... right? Anyone?