Pain relief at the end of Pregnancy: Get a TENS Unit

by MuminBusiness

The time of labour approaches and the quest for pain relief options begins. A TENS Unit or TENS Machine may give you the help you need in labour and it is great for back pain too.

You have gone through nine months of lovely pregnancy and now the D-day is approaching. Your mind turns, as it must, towards the time when this lovely baby must come out of you. And, OMG! It must come out of YOU!

If this is your first baby and you are about to be a new mom, there is probably (as there is with us all) an amount of trepidation as you approach this day that no one can completely prepare you for.

You probably have a birth plan and depending on the kind of woman you are, you might be trying to avoid any kind of unnatural pain relief. Good for You! On the other hand, like all of the rest, you are just trying to avoid any pain so you want every kind of pain relief going then Good for You too! After all, the important thing is that the baby comes out alive and healthy with a happy Mom too.

So for both types of women, there is a TENS Machine.

Babycare Elle TENS Machine

Just Click on the image to find out more and obtain it.

What is a TENS Machine?

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a very safe and extremely effective (I used it so I know!) form of pain relief in labour. 

It works by giving out electrical impulses which initially feel like pins and needles.  In response to these electrical impulses, the body releases endorphins (the happy hormones and a natural pain killer) which works by blocking the pain signals in your body therefore reducing your feeling of pain.

I used one in labour and it helped a great deal but then I managed to misplace it in hospital and it was never seen again until the next TENS Unit was bought. 

Did you know that a TENS Machine is great for back pain as well?

Benefits of a TENS Machine

  1. Absolutely no effect on the baby and that is essential, don’t you think?
  2. Very safe for mum too
  3. Completely adjustable so you can match your pain level by adjusting the pulse, the frequency of the pulse and the strength until it is right for you.
  4. Very User Friendly – Four Sticky Pads are placed on the lower back and a small handheld device sends the electrical signals through the pad.
  5. A TENS unit is non-invasive

MamaTens Pain Relief TENS Unit

Just Click on the image to obtain the TENS Machine

TENS Machine Rental

In the UK, you can also rent these TENS Machines which can make the upfront cost a lot less but if you use a TENS Unit for more than one baby, you may find that it is not really cost effective. 

You can obtain your rental TENS Unit online or you could pop into your local pharmacy and they may also offer the service too.

This is the most popular brand of TENS machine available at present.

Just click on the image to obtain a 6 week rental voucher for the TENS Machine.

And just to make sure you do not run out of supplies for your TENS Machine…

A TENS Machine can really help make labour bearable. 

Updated: 03/20/2012, MuminBusiness
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