Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a safe, non-pharmaceutical method of pain relief for backache in labor.
Baby To Go is offering the Elle TENS2 unit, designed specifically for labor with built-in contraction timer, available to rent to both clients and non-clients.
TENS Unit FAQ
TENS Pain Relief
What is TENS?
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a method of pain relief that has been used successfully worldwide for many years by pregnant women and professional midwives to treat labour pain naturally. TENS promotes the release of endorphins (the body’s own pain-relieving chemicals) while also creating a barrier in the brain to block the pain signals.
Can I use an ordinary TENS machine?
Can I practice with the TENS unit before labor begins?
Yes, once you have reached 37 weeks of pregnancy, it is a good idea to try your machine so that you know how it work. You may want to purchase an additional electrode pack.
Can I use a TENS unit in the hospital?
When should I use the TENS unit?
Can TENS be used with an epidural?
While it can not be worn once a epidural or spinal anesthesia is in place, TENS can be wonderful for helping you to relax and manage pain in the earlier stages of labor, before being admitted to the hospital, and in the hospital while you are waiting for the anesthesiologist.
Is TENS safe?
What is supplied with a Baby To Go TENS rental?
What is the fee?
A TENS rental is included for Baby To Go labor clients. For non-clients, there is a $75 fee for a 5 week rental. This includes a non-refundable $25 booking deposit. There is a $50 security deposit that is refunded upon the return of the unit in good working order.
How long is the rental period?
You will have your TENS unit for 5 weeks. I recommend beginning your reservtion at 36 or 37 weeks, and strongly suggest booking early to secure your desired dates.