TENS stands for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation”. It is a non-invasive self-controlled form of pain relief that is used extensively around the world. Labour TENS (also known as Obstetric TENS) is a portable device that is specifically designed for pain relief during labour and is safe to use during the entire birthing process.
What are some of the advantages of using Labour TENS
- Drug-free, non-invasive pain control
- You stay in control of your pain, which will lead to a less stressful and more positive birthing experience
- No side effects or drowsiness for you or the baby
- Pain relief at the push of a button
- Can be used in the comfort of your own home in the early stages of labour and continued while at the hospital
- Does not restrict you into one position for labour, so you can move around freely
- Can be used in conjunction with other pain-relief techniques or drugs
What is included in the hire of the Labour TENS?
You will receive a small black carry bag containing the following items:
- Labour TENS unit
- Four self adhesive pads (100mm x 50mm or 90mm x 50mm)
- Two sets of electrode wires
- One hand held boost button
- Two 9v batteries
- Quick user guide plus full manufacturer’s user manual
How can I hire a Labour TENS from your clinic?
If you are wanting to hire a Labour TENS from our clinic, please call our friendly team (02) 8883 5360 to organise a pick up. Pick up of the TENS is usually organised at 37 weeks gestation and return of the machine will be expected post birth. If you have never used a Labour TENS machine before, you can book an appointment with one of our friendly physiotherapists so that they can show you how to safely and most effectively operate the machine.
For more information, you can download the brochure below.
3 Options of Hire or Purchase
Labour TENS 5 week hire period = $75
Postage with return satchel = $25 (express Post)
Physio consult inc hire of TENS Machine = $150
(Claimable under health fund)
A deposit of $100 will be taken and refunded once the machine is returned, to your selected bank account.
Purchase Labour TENS machine = $180
We recommend that you either hire or purchase at least 3 weeks prior to your due date.