My UO is that I'm not trying to rush baby into coming yet. I'm super uncomfortable but want baby to be ready and healthy. Once I hit 40 weeks though (t-minus 13 days, not that I'm counting...) I'll be trying all the methods
Wow. Labor is the most painful thing most women will experience in their lives. And some women can't get an epidural for unforeseen reasons (i.e. labor progresses too quickly). So to say a women is mentally ill because she screams while pushing a giant baby head out of a 10 cm hole is pretty crummy.
I think it depends on the type of post re: drive-bys. I don't think it's super necessary to re-direct someone to an existing thread, which are usually 375 posts long or are 6 pages back because no one has commented on them recently. That and we don't get such an overwhelming amount of new posts a day that a new post from a newbie is a big nuisance. But, maybe that's just me. I'm not a super reg poster, but a lot of times there's posts where there's just not much more to add because it's all been said. I guess I give most people the benefit of the doubt, because I don't always respond to every post either. Unless you have 1 post and it's in the birth announcement thread. Doesn't bother me, I love baby pics and all, but it's a little weird.