A TENS unit is a small battery operated machine that works by delivering small electrical impulses to your body through four sticky electrode pads. The electrode pads are attached to your lower back during labour.
These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and brain.
A specifically designed 'labour or obstetric' TENS unit allows you to increase and decrease the pulse rate of the TENS and operate on two settings: one for rest (between contractions) and one for during a contraction.
TENS has a rapidly growing reputation as one of the safest, most effective forms of modern pain control available to women during childbirth. The treatment is widely approved and recommended by medical professionals and it allows you to experience a mobile, drug-free labour, with personal control over your pain relief.