TENS Equipment Rental - Pain relief for childbirth

The TENS device simply emits a low frequency electrical current through the electrodes placed on the skin. The purpose of this is both to interfere with the transmission of pain messages to the brain and to increase the amount of natural pain relief in the body.

Childbirth is the culmination of the pregnancy that is expected to start with excitement and impatience. One thought-provoking aspect of childbirth is labor pain. There are so-called soft methods for contraction pains, in which the active role of the mother is emphasized. These include different positions during labour, being mobile and upright, vocalising, using water and warmth. In conjunction with a person’s own efforts, one can use a TENS (Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation) device, which is adjustable by the person giving birth. It is a small device designed for the management of pain.

The TENS device is battery powered and comes with a simple controller that hangs from your neck. In addition to the device, electrode pads, which are placed on your upper and lower back, and the leads are also supplied.

Our brains register pain signals sent by our body. During childbirth, contractions in the uterus cause pain, to which the pain receptors in our brain respond by producing natural pain relief chemicals in the body, such as endorphins and oxytocin. During labour, oxytocin also plays a key function in keeping the process going by encouraging contractions in the uterus.

The TENS device simply emits a low frequency electrical current through the electrodes placed on the skin. The purpose of this is both to interfere with the transmission of pain messages to the brain and to increase the amount of natural pain relief in the body. The current does not cause pain and the intensity can be adjusted by the user at any time.

You can use the TENS device throughout your labour and birth. It can be used at home at the start of childbirth, in the opening phase, on the way to the hospital and in the hospital together with the laughing gas. You are free to move around with the TENS device and find good positions or go for a walk. TENS devices have received a lot of positive feedback and are completely safe for you and your baby.

TENS device is a multi-purpose tool. It is also suitable for the treatment of postpartum contractions or for the treatment of painful conditions in the shoulders of a nursing mother. In addition, TENS works on many lower back pain problems when the posture starts to recover.

Certain health considerations that prevent the safe use of a  TENS device include a pacemaker or a history of epilepsy. At Perhe-Arte, the midwife will give you guidance on how to use the TENS device. It is also important that you read carefully through the instructions before use.

Perhe-Arte has several TENS devices for rental in both Lahti and Helsinki. If you are interested in TENS, please contact us perhe-arte@perhe-arte.fi or tel. 0207 345 510.

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