TENS – or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation – is commonly and successfully used as a drug-free, natural method for
pain relief during labor. We offer rentals of ELLE Tens units specifically designed for use during labor.
TENS works by introducing pleasant stimuli that overrides the painful stimuli. The stimulation increases endorphin production in the patient, our body’s natural pain killer.
At the onset of labor, simply apply the four pads to her back as shown in the accompanying instructions and switch the small, portable TENS machine on. During a contraction, press the boost button for the extra surge of power needed to combat the pain.
Do not use a TENS machine with a cardiac pacemaker or with a seizure disorder. TENS unit CANNOT be used in water! You would need to remove
the pads before getting in the bath/shower and then re-apply after.
It is very important to mention that for maximum benefit, TENS needs to be started in early labor before
contractions become overwhelmingly strong