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misslil
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Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:49 pm 
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Hi All

I'm thinking I should start preparing myself for the labour (although I don't relaly want to think about it!) I already have a son but I was induced with him and had an emergency c-section so really didn't go through the labour thing naturally so I've been thinking about pain releif and wondered if anyone has thought about hiring a tens machine for when they go into labour? Or has anyone used one before? If so would you recommend them?

Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:25 pm 
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Hi

I would definately recommend a MATERNITY TENS machine, i purchased one from Lloyds pharmacy and it did help me on the last few hours of labour.

I also purchased a book on 'HypnoBirthing-The Mongan Method' & CDs to try & help me relax from 'natalhypnoterapy.co.uk' .

The last few weeks of pregnancy a massage therapist taught by the 'LK Massage Programme' came to the house to teach my partner how to massage me during the birthing process.

Remember - this is the most natural thing your body is designed to do. The calmer you are the easier your body will perform during the birth of your baby!!

Goodluck Very Happy
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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:39 am 
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yeah highly recommend them! used with my first birth and didnt need gas and air till 8cm dilated, with my 2nd we forgot to pick it up, have just bought a brand new one for this time and it was in lloyds the FEMME tens for childbirth, was supposed to be 50 but i got it for 16 as they are closing down.
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Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:48 pm 
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oh tens machines are absolutely great. it helped take the edge off during labour and helps ease the afterpains too. it is also very funny when my father took it off without turning it off and it shocked him!! it made him jump a mile. i have had no other pain relief and i am the biggest wimp in the world xx
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Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:31 pm 
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Hello!
I bought my tens machine and can highly recommend it!
I used it most of the labour (i went into the pool, got back out and forgot to put it back on Sad )

They are worth trying if it means less pain relief Smile
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Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:40 pm 
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I got my TENS from www.tens-hire.co.uk and it was excellent arrived three weeks before my baby was due, have hired another from them for the birth of my second due in May. The price is only 23.95 for 6 weeks hire and they provide a free return postage label so it's easy to send back. Couldn't do without one as already mentioned for taking the edge off the pain and they supply an instruction dvd with the machine to help set up and test it and get the most from the machine. www.tens-hire.co.uk are specialists in childbirth TENS and far better than some more costly competitors I have seen on the market.
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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:10 pm 
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my TENS machine was a god send for the 1st part of labour! only took it off when i went in the birthing pool and was using gas and air. i got mine from e-bay for the same price as hiring one for 4 weeks, plus i get to keep mine for any future babies! i'll def be using it again and would highly reccomend that u at least hire one if not buy one
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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:03 pm 
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i used a tens machine when i was having 'cervix softening pains' before my labour started, and it didnt work for me in terms of pain relief, however, it did give me something to focus on when I had to keep pressing the 'booster' button
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Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:41 pm 
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was great for back to back baby too!
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Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:48 pm 
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i heard alot of good things about the tens machine so i thought i would get one for the birth of my first baby, the thing is though i'm going into hospital tomorrow to be induced as im 11 days overdue and i got told that it doesnt work as good when you are induced, does anybody know if this is true? Confused
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Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:21 pm 
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I was induced with both my children and used a tens machine with my second - am sorry to say that it did nothing!!! In fact it got on my nerves and I ripped it off lol

Good luck , Flossie xx
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