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    Hi I am looking for peoples experiences with the TENS machine, long story short I have had 3 births, used gas for the first one the other 2 were drug free. Next time I am thinking about pain options and I am just wondering how people found the TENS machine?

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    I haven't used it for labour, but back pain after my third birth which was my first csection (emergency) but tbh, I didn't find it helped much at all. Could be different for contractions.

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    • #3
      I loved it, I used it at home prior to going to hospital...

      I only got to 5cm before I stopped progressing and had a lot of other issues so ended up with an emergency c-section. But up until that point it was my only form of pain relief...

      Would highly recommend it 😀

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      • #4
        I used it throughout my labour (until pushing stage) and it was great. Helped me to focus on something different to the contraction pain, and it has a rhythmic pulse on it that I used to count my breathing with. I used a little gas with DD1, but mainly the TENS. I had planned to use it with DD2's labour, but it happened too quickly!

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        • #5
          I was really skeptical but am a total convert. It completely removed the pain from contractions in my back. Im the downside was that I couldn't put it on my stomach so the contraction pain there was all I could focus on!!!

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          • #6
            I liked it. I think it was more a distraction thing for me rather than helping pain wise as I didn't have any back pain (my pain was all at the front) but I think it helped distract me enough to let me labour to 9cm at home.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the replies is def something I will think about trying, did you have to supply your own?

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              • #8
                Loved loved mine. I had to provide my own and I hired my unit from www.birthpartner.com.au

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                • #9
                  Used it - LOVED it.

                  Used it when things were getting full on before I got into birthing pool - it worked REALLY well!

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                  • #10
                    The hospital had one, but Aldi actually had them for $50 so I bought one. I think you can hire them from chemist for about $80 for 4 weeks but I've seen them at Aldi twice now

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                    • #11
                      Cool I will have to ask, I know I can use my phi for one will just have to find out what the go is at the time.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kooglekat View Post
                        Loved loved mine. I had to provide my own and I hired my unit from <a href="http://www.birthpartner.com.au" target="_blank">www.birthpartner.com.au</a>
                        This is where I hired mine from. I loved it. I used it at home and was 9cm+ /going into transition when I got to hospital. It really gives you something to focus on during the contractions. I'd highly recommend trying one. I also highly recommend that website.

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                        • #13
                          I used it and thought it was great. Put it on at home and continued to use it in hospital. I didn't use any other pain relief.
                          I was also in transition when I arrived at hospital which I think was in part due to the tens.
                          While I was breastfeeding my dd for the first time I noticed a tingling on my back.. it was still on! Haha!
                          I hired mine from a website called Belly Beat I think.
                          Good luck!

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                          Last edited by Mambo; 15-01-2014, 14:23.

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                          • #14
                            I used it but I was induced and it did sweet bugger all. Sorry

                            I think its a hit it miss pain relief method.

                            Gas worked for me but the epi was far better

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by careermum View Post
                              The hospital had one, but Aldi actually had them for $50 so I bought one. I think you can hire them from chemist for about $80 for 4 weeks but I've seen them at Aldi twice now
                              I didn't use it for labour but my dh got one off ebay for $20 something and is happy with it. I'll try find the link

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