39+4 woke up with headache and sore throat this a.m. Felt it come on yesterday and through night. I don't normally take medication unless I have to but took 2x paracetamol this a.m. Last night or 2 been having contractions and achy back along with soft stools (tmi sorry!!) spoke to Mw at appt yest she said sounded like I was getting ready to go. Thought ye! Happy days. Heads 3/5 too. Then this happened and I felt like I'd hit a brick wall. Any one else experience sore throats before labour?! Can't remember what happened last time round.