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Maternity TENS - effective pain relief during labour.

If you are waiting for the big day to arrive, it is an exciting time although you may feel a little apprehensive as you will be thinking about how to make the birth as easy as possible.

NLHC only deal with companies who have had many years experience supplying TENS machines, and we proudly recommend the Maternity TENS range for safe and effective pain relief during pregnancy and labour.

You can still continue to use other types of pain killers or gas and air as recommended by your doctor or midwife.

How do I use a Maternity TENS

TENS pads on the backAt the onset of labour you will need to apply the four pads to the back as instructed and switch the TENS unit on. At this stage you will feel a pleasant pulsing sensation. When experiencing a contraction you will press the booster button for the extra surge of power needed to combat the pain. When the contraction ends, press the booster again. It really is that simple.

Can I use an ordinary TENS machine for labour.

The answer is NO as the TENS that we recommend for labour are specially designed for childbirth. The pads used on ordinary TENS are smaller. Maternity TENS for labour have a larger pad and include a booster button which is very important.

What is supplied with a Maternity TENS?

  • Soft carrying pouch
  • 2 leads + 1 spare
  • 4 large self-adhesive electrodes
  • Batteries + 1 spare
  • Simple to use instructions

Why should I use Maternity TENS?

  • Maternity TENS use suppliers providing the highest quality products known for their excellent design and ease of use.
  • Maternity TENS provides unrivalled after sale customer care.
  • All Maternity TENS products are compliant with European medical device regulations.
  • User feedback has shown that Maternity TENS are most effective during the first stage of labour, and help the mother to remain in control, stay alert, and considerably reduce drug intake.
  • Most importantly, there are no known side effects for you or your baby.

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Which machine should I use?

There are a choice of SEVERAL different Maternity TENS that we currently recommend. Each of these can be either purchased outright or you can rent for a period

The Mama TENS [Our top seller!]

Mama TENS is our most popular pain relief Maternity TENS unit.

Mama TENS combines sophisticated and powerful pain relief with simplicity of use. Pre programmed settings allow you to set the Mama TENS to your required level at the touch of a button. A booster button allows even more control. Safe, effective and simple to use. No wonder Mama TENS is our top seller!

HIRE £29.50 (30 days) or BUY OUTRIGHT for just £67.50 Mama TENS

  • Mama TENS uses the latest technology. A digital unit with preset programmes to ensure maximum pain relief.
  • Easy to use - Mama TENS has no knobs to turn, simply buttons to press
  • Pre-set programmes - There are three pre set recognised programmes including a unique ramp facility
  • Integral Booster Button - A boost button is built into the Mama TENS to allow you and your partner even more control
  • Ramp Control - The Mama TENS has a unique ramp facility which can be used if pain becomes excessive or if the labour pains come on unexpectedly and you have not had time to build your endorphins
  • Detailed Instruction Booklet and Pictorial Guide - An easy to understand pictorial guide and instruction booklet is supplied with each unit

 

HIRE £29.50 (30 days) or BUY OUTRIGHT for just £67.50

The £29.50 cost covers 30 days hire.


FREE carriage [rental only]
BUY OUTRIGHT carriage is extra at £6.
Units are dispatched 3 weeks before your due date.
Allow 1-5 working days for delivery.
If ordering within 3 weeks it is advisable to use special delivery.

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The Lady TENS

Lady TENS is a pre-set hand held unit, which is the simplest of the three units. The booster button is part of the unit itself.

The Lady TENS is so simple to use. Everything is pre-set except for the intensity, which is controlled by just one dial. At the onset of a contraction, simply press the booster button for that extra surge of pain combatting power.

HIRE £22.95 (30 days) or BUY OUTRIGHT for just £49.95

The HIRE cost covers 30 days hire.

Carriage is extra at £6.
Units are dispatched 3 weeks before your due date.
Allow 1-5 working days for delivery.
If ordering within the 3 weeks it is advisable to use special delivery.

Lady TENS Features: Lady TENS

  • Dual Channel - 4 large pads
  • Integrated booster button for contractions
  • Easy to use
  • One dial controls all
  • Pulse Rate 70Hz
  • Pulse Width 150µs fixed
  • Slide down cover to protect dial
  • Strong belt clip
  • Size: 10.3cm x 3.3cm x 2.2cm

Contraindications: Do not use before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Do not use if you have a demand type pacemaker or suffer from epilepsy. Consult a medical professional if you have any doubts whatsoever.

Please note that we are only able to hire these units within the UK. However, they are available for purchase worldwide.

HIRE £22.95 (30 days) or BUY OUTRIGHT for just £49.95

 

Or telephone our Order Hotline FREEPHONE 0800 107 7951

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The Femme TENS

Femme TENS gives you ultimate flexibility and control. Each channel has its own intensity dial, both the Pulse Rate and Pulse Width are adjustable and it features a detachable 'booster button' which when depressed provides an extra surge of pain combatting power.

HIRE £24.95 (30 days)
BUY OUTRIGHT for just £59.95

The HIRE cost covers 30 days hire.
Carriage is extra at £6.
Units are dispatched 3 weeks before your due date.
Allow 1-5 working days for delivery.
If ordering within 3 weeks it is advisable to use special delivery.

Femme TENS Features:

    Femme TENS
  • Dual Channel - 4 large pads
  • Detachable booster button for contractions
  • Easy to use
  • By detaching the booster button, the Femme TENS is ideal for post-natal use
  • Pulse Rate 1-120Hz adjustable
  • Pulse Width 50-250µs adjustable
  • Slide down cover to protect controls
  • Strong detachable belt clip
  • Size: 8.5cm x 6.3cm x 2.3cm

HIRE £24.95 (30 days) or BUY OUTRIGHT for just £59.95

 

Or telephone our Order Hotline FREEPHONE 0800 107 7951

Contraindications: Do not use before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Do not use if you have a demand type pacemaker or suffer from epilepsy. Consult a medical professional if you have any doubts whatsoever.

Please note that we are only able to hire these units within the UK. However, they are available for purchase worldwide.

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Elle TENS

The Ultimate Digital Obstetric TENS using the latest Opti-Max technology. This easy-to-use, TENS offers maximum pain relief during labour and beyond. All the settings are pre-set so there is no fuss in setting up.

The Elle TENS features dual intensity controls for total flexibility over the mid and lower back electrodes. It has an integrated 'booster button' which at the onset of a contraction, is pressed for a surge of pain combatting power. Plus Opti-Max technology gives an extra reserve of power when you really need it.

HIRE £26.95 (30 days) or BUY OUTRIGHT for just £69.95

The hire cost covers 30 days hire.

Carriage is extra at £6 .
Units are dispatched 3 weeks before your due date.
Allow 1-5 working days for delivery.
If ordering within 3 weeks it is advisable to use special delivery.

Elle TENS Features:

  • Dual Channel - 4 large pads
  • Elle TENS
  • Pre-set modes for ease of use
  • Integrated booster button
  • Opti-max technology 50-250µs adjustable
  • Neck cord for mobility
  • Tough rotating belt clip
  • Large LCD screen
  • Size: 115mm x 55mm x 30mm
  • Can be used for post natal pain
HIRE £26.95 (30 days) or BUY OUTRIGHT for just £69.95

 

Or telephone our Order Hotline FREEPHONE 0800 107 7951

Contraindications: Do not use before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Do not use if you have a demand type pacemaker or suffer from epilepsy. Consult a medical professional if you have any doubts whatsoever.

Please note that we are only able to hire these units within the UK. However, they are available for purchase worldwide.

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A few common Maternity TENS questions answered:

What are the main differences between Lady TENS, Femme TENS and Mama TENS
The Femme TENS is a more flexible machine as you can change the intensity of each channel as well as the speed and the depth of the pulses. The booster button is detachable.

The Elle TENS is the latest in digital technology which incorporates the features of both the Lady TENS and the Femme TENS. It has an integrated booster button and the ability to switch between two different burst and boost ranges at the touch of a button to ensure maximum pain relief.

Can I try the unit before going into labour?
Yes. Just try two pads on your forearm to feel the different pulse sensations. Remember to follow the instructions on the back of the electrode packet to keep them fresh for the big day. It is recommended that you order an extra pack at £3.50 for practising.

Can Maternity TENS be used with other forms of pain relief?
Yes, in conjunction with gas and air or pethidine.

Can I use a Maternity TENS if considering a water birth?
Yes, but not in the water itself. Remember that TENS is effective right from the start of your labour. You will need it well before you enter the water. Normally, a midwife will ask you to enter into the water when you are between 4-5cm dilated.

Can I use a Maternity TENS in Hospital?
Yes, but you may have to switch it off temporarily if the midwife requires you to do so.

Are Maternity TENS machines safe?
Yes. They are designed for labour. However, do not use before the 37th week of pregnancy unless under medical supervision. If you suffer from epilepsy or have any doubts whatsoever consult a medical professional. If you use a demand type pace maker you should not use a TENS machine. There are no known side effects for you or your baby.

Can I use the Maternity TENS after my birth?
Yes. Maternity TENS machines have been cleverly designed for use after labour too. You can use your machine for:

  • shoulder pain from breast feeding
  • menstrual pain
  • back pain
  • after pains
  • post-operative pain following a caesarian section
What happens if my baby arrives late?
Please telephone. If we are notified in advance we will extend the 30-day hire for another 7 days after which a charge of £5 per week applies.

When do you send me the Maternity TENS unit?
We usually send the unit 3 weeks before your due date.

How long will it take to arrive?
All Maternity TENS units are sent by first class post. However, please allow 3-5 working days for delivery.

What happens if my due date is less than three weeks away?
Do not worry. We offer you a next working day delivery service* for an extra £4.50, as long as your order is placed before 3pm between Monday and Friday.

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Printable order form!

Just click here for the online order form. Print it out, fill it in, send it to the Sad Light Hire Company (address at foot of page) and we'll do the rest.

We accept all major credit/debit cards.

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Terms and Conditions:

1. Maternity TENS should only be used in accordance with the instructions provided and only by the Customer named on the form provided.

2. The success of Maternity TENS in labour is neither guaranteed nor warranted by the seller

3. Maternity TENS must not be used by anyone fitted with a cardiac pacemaker, who has a heart disease or suffers from epilepsy. If you have any concern whatsoever consult your doctor or midwife prior to use.

4. Maternity TENS must not be used until the pregnancy has reached full term (37 weeks onwards).

5. If the baby is late, the customer must phone Maternity TENS on 01704 500 505 to request an extra 7 days hire. This will be given free of charge.

6. Failure to return the Maternity TENS at the expiry of this 37-day period will result in the Customer being charged £5 for each and every week or any part of a week over and above the hire period until the Maternity TENS is returned. If the unit is not returned for any reason the Customer will be charged for that unit (see 8). All outstanding sums will automatically be charged to the Customer’s credit or debit card.

7. The hire unit must be sent back to Maternity TENS at SAD-SHOP, 16 Stanley Street, Southport, Merseyside PR9 0BY via a Post Office so as to reach this address by the end of the 37-day period by special delivery, or by obtaining a certificate of postage. The Customer must retain either of these certificates of postage for 3 months. In the event that the Maternity TENS is not received at Maternity TENS premises, the certificate of postage must be produced. Failure to do so renders the Customer liable for the full retail value of the TENS unit.

8. In the event of damage to, or loss of the TENS by the Customer, the full retail value less the hire charge is payable to the seller by the Customer.

9. Non-use of the hired Maternity TENS is entirely at the discretion of the customer and no refund will apply.

10. All of our TENS are fully tested immediately prior to dispatch. However, the liability of the seller shall not exceed the hire charge.

11. The Customer should check the contents of the hire pack upon receipt and familiarise herself with the TENS unit and the instructions. The Customer must advise the seller of any problems whatsoever immediately. The seller accepts no responsibility where the Customer fails to do so and renders it impossible to take any corrective action.

12. In making a payment for a Maternity TENS unit the purchaser agrees to agree to the above conditions.

For more information about TENS and TSE drug free pain management, or other products from Sad Light Hire Company, please use the contact methods below:    
Sad Light Hire Ltd (medical light equipment specialists) SAD-SHOP - 16 Stanley Street - Southport - Merseyside - UK - PR9 0BY  
FREEPHONE - 0800 107 7951 | E MAIL - sadbox@aol.com  
SAD LIGHTBOX SITE - www.sad-lighthire.co.uk | TENS TSE WEBSITE - www.tens-for-pain.com