Is it safe to do acupuncture while pregnant in first trimester?

I have been going for acupuncture for past 5 weeks, not knowing I was pregnant. Now that I know, I’m wondering if it’s safe for me to continue acupuncture. I was doing acupuncture to treat my carpal tunnel. But my carpal tunnel has improved tremendously so I don’t mind stopping. Just need to know the safety around doing acupuncture when pregnant in first trimester.

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Hi. Acupuncture is considered generally safe during pregnancy when conducted by an experienced licensed practitioner. But tell the practitioner that you are pregnant. As a general rule, tell him/her if you experience discomfort. The use of single use needles is essential, so check that!