Safe, drug-free pain relief during labour
Maternity TENS machines have an excellent reputation as one of the safest, most effective forms of modern pain control available to women during childbirth. Midwives recommend MamaTENs as the machines are safe to use and enable mothers to remain mobile and upright during labour; aiding the descent and dilation whilst providing a more natural, drug-free form of pain relief.
Our Maternity TENS units use TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) to relieve pain by a) helping the body to release natural painkillers (called endorphins), and b) by blocking pain signals to the brain.
Unlike general TENS machines the MamaTENS Maternity TENS machine has pre-set programmes which are specifically designed to help relieve labour pain.
The MamaTENS machine also offers a boost button which allows Mums-to-be to rapidly increase the intensity to provide additional pain relief during contractions.
Four electrode pads are placed onto the back; 2 just below the bra line and 2 on the lower back. These electrode pads omit small electrical impulses along the spine, blocking pain signals sent to the brain during labour.
MamaTENS and MamaTENS MyTime are an essential part of every mum-to-be’s hospital bag, helping you manage your contractions from the moment labour starts, keeping you in control.
Why use the MamaTENS and MamaTENS MyTime?
- Safe for mother and baby
- Recommended by midwives and GPs
- 9 out of 10 women find TENS helpful in labour
- Mum-to-be remain in control
- Can be used from the onset of labour, helping with the transition from home to hospital
- Mum-to-be can remain mobile
- Can be safely used in conjunction with analgesics or standard gas and air
- Can be used to manage after birth pain
- Can be used for post-episiotomy pain
- Suitable for general backache post-pregnancy
Buying or Renting your TensCare Maternity TENS Machine?
TensCare offer Mums-to-be the option to buy or hire their Maternity TENS machine.
Hiring a Maternity TENS unit is easy – simply provide us with your name, address, contact details and due date and we will dispatch your Maternity TENS unit directly to your home 3 weeks before your due date.
All postage to and from you is included in the rental charge.
If you are overdue, simply Contact Us to extend the rental period by 2 weeks, free of charge.
If you decide to buy your Maternity TENS machine, TensCare will dispatch your unit the same day the order is placed*
Replacement electrode pads for future pregnancies or for post-pregnancy back pain can be purchased from our Accessories range.
*Orders placed before 4pm on a working day are dispatched on the same day. For more urgent orders, you can upgrade to Courier - Next Working Day delivery or Next Day - Saturday delivery. Please see our Delivery Options for further details.