To date, no research has been reported in the literature highlighting any direct harm to a mother or child relating to Acupuncture.  In fact sometimes Acupuncture has been used to induce/bring on labour in late stages of pregnancy and often used as pain relief and stress reduction when other medications are not able to be safely taken.  Most of our practitioners choose to not apply Acupuncture during the 1st trimester but feel free to discuss your treatment options with your therapist.