Whilst all tens machines use the same technology there is a big difference between an old Ford car and a powerful new Ferrari!
Over our 26 years in manufacturing tens machines, amazing mothers and pregnant women like you have played a huge role in refining our tens units to best serve them.
We designed a tens machine that has a program or feature to solve some of the biggest problems many women face during their pregnancy.
What to look for in a Tens unit
Although ordinary TENS and maternity TENS work in the same way, ordinary TENS machines are not specifically designed for maternity use.
We developed our Perfect MamaTens to give mothers-to-be the pregnancy they want!
There are several important, practical differences:
When a contraction occurs, you need to be able to quickly change the way the TENS operates, and then be able to change it back at the end of the contraction. Unlike normal TENS units, the Maternity TENS has a special ‘boost’ button which quickly adjusts the settings when you need them.
Our maternity TENS have special settings for each stage of labour. You can change the settings at the touch of just one button. With an ordinary TENS unit, you would need to adjust several settings as your labour progresses – a more difficult operation in an extremely stressful situation.
Most TENS units have a separate intensity control for each lead. Our maternity units have one intensity control for both leads to make things simpler.
Most tens units are not specifically designed for your pregnancy.
Several studies reported that 60% of women had a reduction of pain by using TENS during the first stage of labour (see references)
However, the raving reviews we have received over 25 years, make us believe maternity tens are more effective.
It is important that the tens device is used as early as possible in labour to achieve maximum results. Additionally, It is crucial that the electrodes are applied correctly and in the right location.
For more information on our range of Maternity TENS units, please click here
Can I rent a tens machine?
We understand you might only need our tens machine for a few weeks! so buying JUST ANY tens machines isn't necessary.
We have an option which allows you to get one of the best tens machines for as long as you need it.
The alternative to purchasing the unit allows mums to use one of the best tens machines for a lower cost.
Although many women us our Perfect MamaTens for back pain relief post-partum.
Click here to find out more about our tens machine rental
(Psst don't worry about a late return! we have a 2 week free grace period in case your baby is late)
What does a tens machine do for labor?
MamaTENS uses 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.
Figuring out which tens machine is best for you and your baby is an easy decision!
We provide one of the best maternity tens machines. There are also many other options to get a tens machine.
Tesco, boots and other large retailers have tens machines for hire however it is uncertain if they charge late fees.
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Lai Fong HO, Irene LY LEE, Grace GY MA (2008) A Pilot Study on the Use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Machine for First-stage Analgesia in a Teaching Hospital, 9-11