ELLE PLUS is a 3-in-1 state of the art efficient method of drug free pain relief. This powerful digital TENS unit is smooth, sophisticated and simple to use. It has been cleverly crafted by Babycare TENS specifically for home use for mums-to-be, for the management of pain for labour and beyond. The ELLE PLUS contains a powerful TENS unit to combat labour pain with a built in contracts timer, a TENS unit for general pain relief and a Pelvic Floor Stimulator (not available for hire) for treating post natal pelvic floor issues.
"TENS" is a drug-free pain relief often used by women in early 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.
ELLETENS+ (pictured above) has buttons that you can use to control the frequency and strength of the pulses. Theres 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 ELLETENS+ unit is 100% user-operated, meaning the person using it is the one who is in full control.
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HOW do I hire a TENS machine for labour?
True Focus Hypnobirthing hires TENS machines for labour to trusted clients. The hire period is 8 weeks and the cost is $120 including a return postage sachel and $50 bond. This bond will be refunded upon return of the TENS machine in working order. There is a 2 week extension ($15 per week) also available upon request and subject to device availability. Click here to complete the TENS machine hire form.
WHAT is included with TENS hire?
In the box, you will receive:
1x ELLEPLUS TENS unit
1x easy release neck cord
2x AA batteries - inside the device
2x AA batteries - spare
1x pack of 4 self adhesive electrodes - single person use
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
*all of the above accessories need to be returned at the end of the hire period
Our Labour TENS Hire service has 3 steps:
You book your Elle Tens Plus Labour Tens Hire online, letting us know your baby's due date through the booking form. We will then schedule the TENS to arrive with you roughly 4 weeks before you are due. If you are booking ahead but would like to have your TENS delivered earlier, you can request this is the comments section of the booking form.
2) 8 WEEK HIRE PERIOD
When your TENS arrives, familiarise yourself with the unit and it's accessories. We recommend having a trial run after 37 weeks gestation to make sure you are ready when you go into labour. If you have any problems or questions, please contact us via
Your TENS is due back 8 weeks after you recieved it. When it is time to return the TENS, place the TENS and accessories into the pre-addressed Australia Post envelope and drop it at an Australia Post facility. We will confirm with you via email when it is due back and also once we have received it. Provided the unit and accessories are returned in working order, we will issue you your $50 bond back. It will then be cleaned ready to be hired out to another expecting mother. (Please note that if the pre-addressed satchel is lost, you will need to purchase a new one at Australia Post and pay for postage yourself)