Why won't my body go into labor?!

Cici ā€¢

Back story- my first daughter I was dilated 3cm and 100% effaced for 3 weeks! I was finally induced at 41 weeks and had an easy 10 hour labor once the contractions started.

This pregnancy I'm currently 38 weeks 6 days and I've been 3 cm since last week of July! I've had Braxton hicks constantly all month. So uncomfortable I haven't slept in weeks. And I lost my mucus plug three weeks ago. Sorry about the rant I just don't understand why my body won't progress on its own past the 3 cm šŸ˜•