I'm so sorry that your having problems at this stage in your pregnancy. I'm in Columbus now, but lived in Akron during both my pregnancies. I'm afraid I don't have much advise in the area of dilation so early on - my preemie was born due to HELLP syndrome, so was taken by a quick c/s. Have you had a chance to talk to the neonatalogists? Sometimes they let parents talk with the preemie docs so that you can get a feel for what the NICU is like. Keep in touch - there are lots of ladies here that will listen and give advise!!!