Tens Machine

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Duncelt Posts: 460
Just wondering if anyone is planning on using a Tens Machine or get some feedback on them - this is my first pregnancy and not planning on booking one but want to get some feedback on them.
kit09 Posts: 29
I rented one before I had DS, but ended up being induced, so didn't get to use it. Girl in the ward with me used one though, and found it fantastic - had a 9lb baby and got through labour with TENS, and gas and air.
MINI DONKEY Posts: 2499
Maybump Posts: 527
Mini donkey as tens machine is used on your lower back. It sends pulses that activate the natural pain relief in your body. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcutan ... Stimulator [url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/] [img:3v8gifny]http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/1;18;96/st/20090426/dt/5/k/cf9a/preg.png[/img:3v8gifny] [/url]
IckleStar Posts: 362
Maybump , thanks for the insight :thnk i was about to ask the same as mini donkey til I saw her post, thanks mini donkey!
hipbaby Posts: 4530
I used one on DD1 - ended up buying one as was cheaper! I found it great for the early stages, just takes the edge off. Ended up having a section and my back was sore after so used it on my back and it was great. My Sis went completely natural with only tens and said it was brilliant! I receommend them! www.hipbaby.ie
smurf77 Posts: 2216
Hi I used this for 6 hours and it was brillant. Used it until I got the epidural (hadnt dilated at all) Would def recommend them.
justwaitin Posts: 2462
i was induced and put the tens machine on when i started to get nigley back pains and found it great just had gas and air until i started to push and dp conveinced me to take the pethadine big mistake as i was very drowsy after baby was born, ds was large to at 9lbs 1oz. ill be booking my tens again,
whackywoman Posts: 1496
induced also and used Tens machine. Survived on tens machine and gas and air although I was begging for the epidural, but it was too late to give it to me by the time I asked. It also helps take your mind off things as you can use the pulse button during the real peak of the contractions.
Duncelt Posts: 460
Where's the best place to rent one? Also how do you know when to book it for - i've seen them in Boots - might go in today and have a look and see what the story is with them.