Originally Posted by staceyshoe
Squatting for as long as possible as frequently as possible positions the baby's head deeper in your pelvis and puts more pressure on your cervix. It certainly can't hurt anything to try it!
Is this your first baby? If not many women's babies do not fully engage until they are in labor.
If it is your first, more important to how far down your baby is right now is what position he/she is in. Do you know if the baby is OA or OP? Because if your baby is in a posterior position you don't want him/her to slide down any further in that position.
And actually squatting can be counter productive until the baby has engaged. There is a lot of great research around Optimal Fetal Positioning that suggests that squatting narrows the pelvic inlet and widens the pelvic outlet.
If your baby is in a good OA position you might try rocking on a birth ball, taking stairs 2 at a time and rotation your hips like belly dancing moves.