TENS is one of the safest, most effective forms of modern pain relief available to women during childbirth. Tens is recommended by midwives as part of your birth plan, the treatment allows you to experience a mobile, drug-free labour, with personal control over your pain relief.TENS encourages the body to release endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals (the bodys equivalent of morphine). It also targets the pain gate, which stops pain signals from reaching the brain.
Research has shown TENS is very effective when used from the onset of labour, because it allows the body time to build endorphins. Used in the early stages of labour and TENS can help mum remain at home for longer and have control over their pain relief.
Why choose MamaTENS:
Maternity TENS machines are designed differently to general TENS units. As childbirth causes pain that comes and goes, maternity TENS provide a constant level of soothing relief which helps mum relax into labour but can be 'boosted' to provide addition relief during contractions. The MamaTENS has been especially designed for use during labour. Digital pre-set programmes eliminate the need to fiddle with dials, making it easy to choose the correct programme and achieve the desired level of intensity. MamaTENS uses extra large pads with integral leads to ensure that all the relevant nerves on the back are covered to give the most effective relief.
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- An integral boost button, vital for contraction.
- three pre-set programmes, for ease of use.
- four extra-large pads.
MamaTENS is also beneficial after the birth, easing post-natal pains. It also helps to ease after-pains as your uterus contracts after birth, and can manage the discomfort of an episiotomy, tear, or post-operative caesarean pain.The TENS unit and electrode pads are both small, have integral leads and unobtrusive, giving you maximum mobility as and when you need it.Control is simplicity itself with the pre-set stimulation programmes. Variable low-level outputs relieve milder pain. Boost Mode and the unique "Ramp Mode" offering enhanced pain suppression during contractions.
Tens is drug free, so an ideal choice for mums wishing to have a natural labour. Studies have shown that babies born to mums using TENS are more awake and responsive than those born to mums using strong drugs for pain relief. This often means mother and baby bonding can start immediately and breast-feeding difficulties are less likely.There are no known side effects from TENS use, and long term stimulation is not harmful.
MamaTens is Easy to use:
MamaTENS uses digital technology, which means no annoying and inaccurate dials, just buttons to press.
- Apply the four pads with integral leads to your back then just turn it on, choose the programme (A, B or C), and raise it to an intensity level you are comfortable with.
- Raise the intensity as labour progresses and push the Boost button for contractions.
- lock it so it doesnt get accidentally pressed when youre moving around.
- Once set up, fiddling is at a minimum, and the buttons give
- precise measurements. You begin with using programme A in early labour and progress to C.
It's So Easy!
Please do not use a TENS machine if you have epilepsy. Do not use TENS if you have a pacemaker or heart rhythm problem and do not use TENS before 37 weeks unless your doctor or midwife has approved the use. Please check with your midwife or doctor if you have any doubts about using TENS.