Can you use TENS machine if you're being induced?

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mooky Posts: 1501
Hi I'm abit confused. Can you use TENS machine if you're going to be induced?
Ducky Posts: 2506
Sure can, I did. I was using it at home during slow labour for two days and then again once active labour kicked in after induction. I used it for many hours, then combined it with gas and air but found it annoying when the contractions got very fast, so took it off then.
neeov Posts: 4256
i had it. i got the gel which started the contractions but not enough to be in active labour. i used it then, i was up on the ward and there was no gas and air. i had refused the pethidine so the tens was great. it melts away the pain. but it takes about 20 seconds for it to kick in, so between when you know the contractions is starting and the tens kicking in you have a bit of pain but its bearable. i had gas and air when i was moved to the induction room, then they broke my waters, i got the epi and the hormone drip. all forms of pain relief were great in their own way but you are in control of the tens which is really great. you can have it anywhere at any time!!! start using it early, it works better that way.
mooky Posts: 1501
thanks girls