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TENS Benefits

Why use TENS during labour?

TENS is an acronym for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It is a totally drug-free method of managing the intensity of contractions during childbirth. Any woman wanting to have a drug-free birth or wishing to labour as long as she feels comfortable without pain medication may be the perfect candidate for using the Elle TENS.

Elle TENS Benefits:


    • Drug-free
    • Non-invasive
    • Non-restrictive
    • No side effects
    • Easy to operate
    • Fully regulated by user
    • No loss of control

The benefits of natural childbirth to women and their babies are long standing and well documented. Evidence continues to show that movement, with the aid of gravity, can facilitate optimal fetal positioning and the necessary descent of baby’s head into the birth canal. An epidural may hinder this progression by forcing the expectant mother to be confined to her hospital bed. The Elle TENS machine creates a more liberating environment, encouraging women to move around freely without the burden of acute pain. 

With the Elle TENS machine, there are no side effects. The TENS is easy to place and can be turned off immediately if its use is no longer desired, with no lingering effect. The Elle TENS does not require any uncomfortable or irritating equipment to work. Instead, the machine only requires 4 comfortable non-invasive self-adhesive electrodes to your back, where they are unlikely to distract or disturb you.

The Elle TENS affords freedom to move around, and employ other comfort measures as you please. The Elle TENS has helped put many labouring women back in control of their birthing experiences and give them the boost they need to reach their goals.

“I had high hopes for this little machine, and the Elle TENS did not fail to impress. For me, it was worth every penny. I was planning a homebirth, and was not sure how I would cope during my birthing time. My birthing time lasted about 3 days. I found the Elle TENS to be so intuitive, user friendly and it DID provide so much relief.”
 – ML