Squatting during pregnancy has come up in a few threads so far, and I thought maybe it's a good topic to discuss.There are varying recommendations on the subject, some advice I've read says that it's not "safe" to squat below a 90 degree angle during the third trimester. Others advise that deep squatting can be useful up to 37 or 39 weeks, and especially useful during active labor.
From what I've read it seems to depend upon the individual. Personally I'm a squatter. Not the squat to exercise girl, but a there's nowhere to sit I'll squat comfortably like an old Korean women (as a roommate with a Korean MIL once phrased it) type of squatter. Flat footed deep squats are not a problem for me, in fact they're comfy. That said, I'm probably atypical for this society. I plan to squat until I can't. And I honestly don't expect to reach that point. I'm a first time mother, but it seems extremely likely that during active labor, I'll be a-squatting.
Does anyone else have any thoughts or advice to offer?