Is acupuncture safe during pregnancy?

In general, acupuncture is safe during pregnancy but special precautions must always be taken, so be sure to always tell your acupuncturist if you are trying to conceive or are pregnant.

There is no increased risk of miscarriage, preeclampsia, congenital anomalies, stillbirth, pregnancy-induced hypertension, premature birth, or normal measures of neonatal health when women receive acupuncture during pregnancy. Because acupuncture has very few, if any, negative side effects, many pregnant women now seek acupuncture treatments as a safe alternative to drug therapy for a number of common pregnancy complaints. Acupuncture is very effective for people who are trying to get pregnant, especially when combined through IVF (In-vitro fertilization) . In general, acupuncture is safe during pregnancy but special precautions must always be taken, so be sure to always tell your acupuncturist if you are trying to conceive or are pregnant.