Tens machines, for those who used them and wanna use them!

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  1. Lunaty

    Lunaty Well-Known Member

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    So ladies,

    Who of you is planning to use a Tens machine when labor will be starting..?

    And for those of you who have already used them, they have some very cheap ones on offer here but they sell as:

    Digital TENS Slimming Massager for Pain Relief
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    Is this the same one i could use for labor or do i have to go with a fancy one specially for labor?
     
  2. jlosomerset

    jlosomerset Mummy to 3 boys

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    Morning

    i have used a Tens with my last 2 deliveries and plan to this time too. Mine is a babycare tens, you can hire them or they are about £50 to buy.
    Not sure on the one that is pictured, I would go with a proper maternity one just to be sure.
    Good luck x
     
  3. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    Im going to hire 1. Alot cheaper and that. I want 1 with this button you can press for a boost lol
     
  4. Hannah's Mom

    Hannah's Mom Mommy of 2 gorgeous girls

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    i used a maternity one when i was in labour with my little girl it was fab!!! Highly recommend the boost button!!!!
     
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    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    Lazy Leo Well-Known Member

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    I have just this intant booked mine for rental from Boots! I thought this was going to be a warning thread about not to use TENS or something as that is my usual luck loL!!!!

    I would go with a maternity one, or at least check the small print and make sure its suitable for labour.
     
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    Bunnipowder Well-Known Member

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    I was booked in at a midwife led centre and they hire you a tens machine for free, I ended up going to a main hospital took it with me and it just didn't do it for me, maybe I didnt try long enough but it just wasn't for me neither was the gas and air or pethedine and the epidural was a disaster too :dohh:
     
  8. Lunaty

    Lunaty Well-Known Member

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    thans for the advise girls,

    I was quite surprised when i saw these as i didnt really know if there was a difference between the two.. i guess the ones used for maternity are probably a little more powerful when needed and probably has more pads as well?!

    I do think im gonna try and use a Tens, thing is, it is not wdely available at all in NZ, as a mater of fact, i dont think they hire these things out anywhere..
    I may ask my midwife at the next appointment!

    Did anyone use them before labour to test them out or do they advise against that?
     
  9. amerikiwi

    amerikiwi Mum of 2

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    Hi Lunaty!

    Check out this place for hiring in NZ:

    www.natalcarenz.co.nz

    I've also been giving serious thought to using one for labour. :thumbup:
     
  10. Lunaty

    Lunaty Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh sweet :) thats what ive been looking for!

    Now how am i gonna tell DH i wanna electrocute myself whilst giving birth.. he will probably freak out when he sees me unpack that thing.. :rofl:
     

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