Maternity TENS for Labour Pain Relief

Q: Can I use any TENS machine for labour pain relief?

General pain relief TENS units are not suitable for labour pain relief.

Only use Maternity TENS units for labour pain relief. These units will have programmes especially suited to childbirth. They are also generally are dual channel machines, meaning they will have 4 electrode pads and the pads are generally larger for enhanced pain relief.

Some Maternity TENS units will also have a Boost facility, to counter more intense pain felt during each contraction.

Standard TENS units are not suitable for labour pain.

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