TENS Hire | Bayside & Surrounds Local Services | Postpartum Doula

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The Elle TENS 2 is so easy to use. All the settings are pre-set so there is no fuss in setting up. The Elle TENS 2 uses the latest Opti-Max technology.

What is Optimax? An extra pulse of pain combatting power, often used in the final stages of labour – when you most need it. Optimax is a feature of both the Elle TENS, Elle TENS 2 and Elle TENS+

Features and Benefits

  • Pre set modes for ease of use
  • Contraction timer
  • Integrated boost button
  • Optimax technology for extra power
  • Uses 4 large pads
  • Backlit digital display
  • Neck cord for mobility
  • Can be used for post natal pain

 

*TENS machines aren’t just for birth! TENS machines have been shown to naturally help improve back pain, neck pain, menstrual pain, postpartum afterpains, pain from surgery (e.g. c-section, ….), shoulder pain from breastfeeding, neuropathy, sports injuries and more!

What is Opti-Max? Optimax Technology gives an extra reserve of power for when you really need it. Used for the final stages of labour when you need extra pulse power or any time depending on your preference. Opti-Max is available with the  Elle TENS, Elle TENS 2 and Elle TENS+ machines. 

To hire a TENS Machine, send us a message to check availability and we’ll be in touch. 

TENS FAQ’s

What is TENS?

TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Signals which means it passes mild electrical impulses through the skin, via electrode pads. The impulses pass to the into the nerve fibres of the skin causing your body to produce it’s own natural painkillers (endorphins and encephalins).

How Much Does It Cost?

Hire of an Elle TENS Machine costs $90 for 6 weeks hire including return shipping.

How Do I Use It For Labour?

TENS is a wonderful addition to labour. It allows for you to remain completely active should you wish. You can also stop, start or increase the intensity as you go. You are completely in control. It isn’t suitable for use with water but can be removed and recommenced if you wish.

When Do I Start My TENS Machine?

TENS can be used at anytime in labour however it is best to start during early labour to allow you body to start producing those lovely endorphins.

Will TENS Work For Me?

Every woman’s body responds differently to the TENS stimulation AND to labour, so there’s no definitive answer. It is difficult to accurately measure how effective a form of pain relief it is. Research has shown that women using TENS in labour are less likely to request additional forms of pain relief, and are less likely to report very high levels of pain.

TENS won’t stop pain but it does help women manage the pain they experience. TENS has helped many, many women avoid or reduce drugs in labour.

Caution When Using TENS

The TENS unit should not be used:

  • in the first 36 weeks of pregnancy except under the advice of your care provider
  • on the abdomen at any time
  • by people with pacemakers or epilepsy
  • on the head, throat, over the heart, on the inside of the body, or on broken or inflamed skin
  • TENS should not be used in water.

Electronic Fetal Monitoring may be affected by TENS use.

I'm Planning An Elective C-Section, Can I Use TENS?

Absolutely! TENS is actually used in many pain relief clinics as a way to manage chronic pain so it can also be used for neck and shoulder pain caused by breastfeeding. Hip and lower back pain post birth and even for period pain.

How Long Should I Hire It For?

The minimum hire period is 6 weeks and your unit will arrive before 36week of pregnancy and it is due to be returned at 42 weeks. If you need to extend your booking, please send an email to arrange to avoid additional fees associated with late returns. We do not offer a refund if you decide not to use the TENS unit for labour.

How Do I Return The TENS Machine?

In your parcel you will recieve an instruction booklet, new set of electrode pads, new set of batteries, new neck lanyard and the TENS unit. You will also recieve a paid return satchel for you drop the unit back after birth.

What is TENS?

TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Signals which means it passes mild electrical impulses through the skin, via electrode pads. The impulses pass to the into the nerve fibres of the skin causing your body to produce it’s own natural painkillers (endorphins and encephalins).

How Do I Use It For Labour?

TENS is a wonderful addition to labour. It allows for you to remain completely active should you wish. You can also stop, start or increase the intensity as you go. You are completely in control. It isn’t suitable for use with water but can be removed and recommenced if you wish.

When Do I Start My TENS Machine?

TENS can be used at anytime in labour however it is best to start during early labour to allow you body to start producing those lovely endorphins.

Will TENS Work For Me?

Every woman’s body responds differently to the TENS stimulation AND to labour, so there’s no definitive answer. It is difficult to accurately measure how effective a form of pain relief it is. Research has shown that women using TENS in labour are less likely to request additional forms of pain relief, and are less likely to report very high levels of pain.

TENS won’t stop pain but it does help women manage the pain they experience. TENS has helped many, many women avoid or reduce drugs in labour.

Caution When Using TENS

The TENS unit should not be used:

  • in the first 36 weeks of pregnancy except under the advice of your care provider
  • on the abdomen at any time
  • by people with pacemakers or epilepsy
  • on the head, throat, over the heart, on the inside of the body, or on broken or inflamed skin
  • TENS should not be used in water.

Electronic Fetal Monitoring may be affected by TENS use.

I'm Planning An Elective C-Section, Can I Use TENS?

Absolutely! TENS is actually used in many pain relief clinics as a way to manage chronic pain so it can also be used for neck and shoulder pain caused by breastfeeding. Hip and lower back pain post birth and even for period pain.

How Long Should I Hire It For?

The minimum hire period is 6 weeks and your unit will arrive before 36week of pregnancy and it is due to be returned at 42 weeks. If you need to extend your booking, please send an email to arrange to avoid additional fees associated with late returns. We do not offer a refund if you decide not to use the TENS unit for labour.

How Do I Return The TENS Machine?

In your parcel you will recieve an instruction booklet, new set of electrode pads, new set of batteries, new neck lanyard and the TENS unit. You will also recieve a paid return satchel for you drop the unit back after birth.

To hire a TENS Machine, send us a message to check availability and we’ll be in touch. 

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Amazing machine!!

I made it through labour without any medication with this machine! Could not of done it without it!

Channell G

The tens machine was really helpful in timing my contractions. Especially as they were frequent throughout my labour. I was able to have the delivery I wanted with the aid of the Elle tens. Especially since later in
Labour I found I was only able to move with the boost function on.

Farah M

I brought my TENS weeks before I went into labour. I put it on from the minute my contractions started at home all they up until right before I was 10cm and pushing! I had it on for about 26 hours. Was so comfortable to wear, sitting/ walking/ laying in bed. Was very effective for pain relief. Highly recommend for labour! My partner has even found it useful for his back and shoulders

Tanita C

About The Birthplace Doula | Janet Purcell

redlands doula

It’s hard to ask for help sometimes. I found it hard too with my first baby. I felt an overwhelming pressure to be all things to all people, all of the time. It simply wasn’t possible. My husband worked away and I didn’t have family nearby. I underestimated how much of my energy and attention my new bundle of joy would need so I hadnt really prepared either. It was really hard. 

When my next baby was on the way, I called people to delegate jobs, responsibilities and I planned to be prepared this time. I was prepared and I still had hard days but being able to ask and accept help made a huge difference. 

I know inviting a stranger into your home is difficult. I’m more than happy to provide you with all the information you need to feel more comfortable. I’m currently work as a nurse however my role with you would be non medical. Please read my About Me page to get to know me a little more and feel free to drop me a message with any queries you may have. 

 

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