Looking for some advice on the TENS machine. I know there is specific labour ones. Is the only difference the boost button. Lidl have one next week for 30 euro. This is a good bit cheaper than renting or buying the labor one.
Is there a difference between the ordinary ones and the labour ones ??
Has anyone used an ordinary TENs machine or does everyone get the labour one?
Thanks for your help.
I used the labour one; and believe me you need the boost button; that is what u use during the contractions. At the later stages; i think its called transition; the boost button wasn't turned off! I used the neurotech one and found it great. You will need other forms of relief; i used the tens all the time but also the ball; etonox and the pethidine. the boost button also gives u something to concentrate on.
mrs sarah c
I rented one specifically for the labour and never even got round to taking it out of the labour bag!
The lidl TENS has not got the booster button that u need for contractions.. inhealth.ie havea good one that costs 50 euro including postage.. it is called obi-tens.. i found it very good
I rented one and hated it. It actually started causing me pain in my back, which was crap when I had labour pains in my front. Its more of a distraction in my opinon but if it works for you good and well. I won't be bothering with it again.
Thanks for all the info ladies. i'll check out the inhealth one. that price in as cheap as renting!
I'd the obi tens one too. Agree it was more of a distraction but don't think Dh had put it on properly. Either way I was glad of the distraction and will probably get it again, but this time have DH practice putting it on!