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"TENS" is a drug-free pain relief often used by women in labour. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A maternity TENS consists of a battery powered, hand held controller connected by fine leads to four flat pads. The pads are covered with a firm gel to help them stick to your back.

The TENS machine sends small, safe pulses of electrical current via the leads to the pads on the skin. The pulses pass through your skin into your muscles and tissues via nerve fibres. This gives you a gentle tingling or buzzing sensation, which may be stronger or weaker depending on the setting level.

The controller part of the TENS machine is easy to hold in your hand while you're in labour, but if you don't want to hold it, you can use the soft neck strap or clip provided.

ELLE TENS Plus (pictured) has buttons that you can use to control the frequency and strength of the pulses. There is also a boost button for you to press with your thumb when you want maximum output from the machine. This function is best used during a contraction. The ELLE TENS Plus unit is 100% user-operated, meaning the person using it is the one who is in full control (Please note - the boost button is also available on the Elle TENS 2 device as the birth modes are the same)



In the pouch, you will receive:

  • 1x ELLE TENS unit (Elle TENS plus, Elle TENS 2, or Elle TENS)

  • 1x easy release neck cord

  • 2x AA batteries - inside the device

  • 2x AA batteries - spare

  • 4x NEW self adhesive electrodes - single person use

  • 2x leadwires

  • Instruction manual

  • Quick start guide

  • A "Women's Guide to drug free pain relief" booklet

  • Pink felt drawstring carry case

  • "What happens now" postcard

  • Complimentary slip to provide feedback

  • Pre-paid Australia Post satchel for returning the device (if required)

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