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Old 03-18-2008, 05:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am getting ready for my home birth ( EDD Easter), and wanted to use a TENS in early labor. I have gotten a TENS, but the TENS does not have a "boost" button, as I have read that most "labor" TENS do. I do not have very much experience with TENS's; I had one client who used it (before I got there... I am doula in training, CBI), and found it wonderful, giving me some information. I really wanted to try and use this as well. Do I just have the wrong type of TENS? Is there some aid that I can get out of this? Is there a way to add a "boost" button?

Any help would we very welcomed!
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Moving to Birth Professionals

I had put this up here already... I though woman who had a HB or UC would be more likly to look at this post if it was just under "Birth and Beyond".
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Hi,
I used a TENS machine up to about 8cm dilated during my labor. I am English and a friend from home lent me her machine. It is a Babycare Elle TENS and it does have a boost button.

I am not sure how much it helped - it was nice to have something to focus on, and I know it was a great relief during the drive to the hospital (at about 6cm). I took it off in the hospital to get into the tub and never put it on again which may have been a mistake.

I had to get replacement electrode pads from the UK which was annoying, do you have all the parts you need for it?

My midwife said she was impressed with the TENS, I think more US people should look into using them. I just wish I could tell you for sure that it helped me the whole way and I had a natural birth, but sadly it was not to be!

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