Hire your TENS for a 6 week period and simply return it after use. £0.01 Delivery + zero Return + Practice Electrodes Hire £20.99
- 6 Weeks Hire (Sent 3 weeks before your due date).
- Free Delivery & Free post Return Label supplied to return after use
- 1 x Pack of 4 Large Maternity Electrodes + 1 x Free Pack practice electrodes included for you to test your tens machine on arrival and to gain confidence in it's use.
Everything you need is included with our full kit Hire Pack including free extra batteries, for instructions please click here, Introducing the Elle TENS, the Ultimate Digital TENS machine using the latest Optimax technology.
This easy-to-use TENS machine, offers maximum pain relief during labour and beyond. All the settings are pre-set so there is no fuss in setting up. Optimax Technology gives an extra reserve of power for when you really need it. Used for the final stages of labour when you need extra pulse power or any time depending on your preference.
- Dual channel Pre-set modes for ease of use
- Integrated boost button
- Post natal pain relief
- Opti-max for extra pulse power
- Neck cord for mobility
- Tough rotating belt clip
- Large LCD display
(Hire products are for the UK ONLY - FREE DELIVERY)
Your Elle TENS machine will arrive 3 weeks prior to your due date, this is because some babies decide to come early. You keep the TENS machine until 3 weeks after your baby's official due date, or you can extend the normal return date by adding extra hire weeks. At the end of hire period simply return the Tens to us with the Freepost label supplied.
Q. When do you send the Hired TENS unit? We send your Elle tens 3 weeks & 3 Days before your due date, the 3 days is to allow for the delivery. (You supply your baby's due date on the checkout form ) If your Due Date is less than 3 weeks away your order will be dispatched the (working) day your order is received. (if ordered before 2pm Mon to Fri)
Q. How long will delivery take? Two working days. Tens Units ordered on a Friday will usually arrive on Tuesday. Units ordered on Saturday or Sunday will arrive on Wednesday. (Unless you contact us) to arrange next day delivery.
Look at the features:
- Uses 4 x large electrode pads
- Pre-set modes for ease of use
- Integrated contraction boost button
- Optimax Technology for extra pulse power
- Neck cord for mobility
- Tough rotating belt clip
- Large LCD user display
- Can be used for post-natal pain relief
- Spare pack of batteries provided
In each kit you get:
- Elle TENS unit
- 2 Lead Wires
- 4 x Large Self Adhesive Electrode Pads
- 4 x Practice Electrode Pads
- 4 x AA batteries
- Easy to follow Instruction Booklet
- Soft Carry Pouch
- Ziploc bag for hygenic return of Tens Machine and leads (please dispose of pads)
- A Freepost Return Address Label
Please Note: If you are having your baby in hospital or at home, you will be advised to hire a Maternity Tens Machine to help relieve the pain of the birth, the NHS does not supply them free of charge as you might expect! Be prepared and hire now. Effective, drug free pain relief during labour. Recommended by Doctors & Midwives. Allows you to stay alert and keep mobile. Easy to use. Totally natural. Safe for you and your baby. Doesn't cause drowsiness. Non Invasive. Compatible with other forms of pain relief. Our Tens Hire machines and cables are clinically cleaned and tested before dispatch.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a maternity TENS machine? Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a professionally researched, tried and tested method of pain management in childbirth and chronic pain used in European hospitals and clinics since the 1960's. Labour TENS unit is an advanced, small, battery powered device which sends a pulsed electrical stimulus via pads to the skin.
Why use a maternity TENS machine? No harm to baby. Drug free pain control. Instant long lasting pain relief. No side effects or drowsiness. Fully controllable with boost button. Used at home when contractions start. Can be used with other methods /drugs. Safe and easy to use at home or in hospital. Proven up to 90% effective for reducing labour pain. Non invasive giving freedom to move and walk about.
How does TENS work? Releases natural pain killers (endorphins and encephalins). Blocks out pain messages to the brain. Provides a sense of control over labour pain and gives an alternative focus.
What does TENS feel like? A pleasant tingling sensation on the skin where the pads are placed.
When do I start using the TENS machine? We recommend you start using the maternity TENS machine at home at the onset of contractions. Early use of the TENS promotes the bodies production of endorphins and encephalins - the bodies natural pain killers.
How long should the maternity TENS be used? The Tens machine can be used as needed for as long as desired but a minimum 60 minute duration is recommended for childbirth.
Can I practice with the TENS machine? Yes, we recommend you try out the TENS machine beforehand so that you are familiar with the operation. You may place the practice pads on your lower back as you would during labour or you may place them on the inside of your forearm to test. If you are earlier than 37 weeks then limit the test to a short period. The pads are self adhesive and re-usable. Re-apply the plastic film to the sticky side of the pads when finished and store in the plastic bag.
Is TENS safe? Yes, our TENS is specifically designed for Labour. It has been professionally researched, tried and tested since the 1960's. However there are a few precautions. Do not use over broken or desensitised skin. Do not use before 37 weeks unless approved by your doctor. Do not use if you have a pacemaker. Seek advice from doctor if you have epilepsy.
I would like a water birth - can I use maternity TENS ? Yes, although NOT whilst in the water. Use during the first stage of labour which may take several hours. The midwife will not usually ask you to enter the water after you are 5cm dilated. You need to REMOVE the TENS machine BEFORE you enter the water.
Can I use the maternity Tens machine with other pain relief methods? Yes, you may continue using the TENS machine with other methods such as pethidine and gas and air.
Can I use the TENS machine after the birth? Yes, the TENS machine is very effective for reducing the pain of uterine contractions after birth. The TENS can also be used whilst breast feeding after birth, and can be used with leg, neck or back pain.
Can I use an ordinary TENS machine? It is not recommended as ordinary TENS machines will be less effective. A maternity TENS uses larger pads and has specially designed programmes with a boost button for changing between the programmes to allow an increase in pain relief during contractions, these do not exist on a standard tens unit.
When is the best time to order? Order as soon as possible to secure your maternity TENS machine. It will be posted out to you 3 weeks prior to your babys due date, priority hire is sent same working day. You can order 6 months in advance of your babys due date.
Can I take the TENS into hospital with me? Yes. The midwives and doctors are usually very happy for women to use a maternity TENS. Check with your midwife or doctor if you are unsure. You may need to turn the TENS off temporarily whilst using electronic monitoring equipment.
Can I use a maternity TENS to treat back pain during pregnancy? Yes, our maternity TENS can be used to treat back pain during and after pregnancy (not before week 37).