What is a TENS machine?
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a professionally researched, tried and tested method of pain management in childbirth and chronic pain. It has been used in European hospitals and clinics since the 1960’s, providing electrical stimulation for pain control.
The OB TENS unit is an advanced, small, battery powered device, which sends a pulsed electrical stimulus via pads to the skin. In Europe it is common for women to rent the OB TENS machine from the local chemist (pharmacy) approximately 3 weeks prior to their due date as women are technically term from 37 weeks on.
In Canada there are only a few businesses that rent the units privately.