TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nervous Stimulation) is a drug free form of pain relief for labour that is safe for both you and your baby. It is small (hand-held), easy to use and gives you the freedom to stay active during your labour.
TENS provides pain relief in labour by:
providing a distraction with the comfortable tingling sensation on your back
increasing your endorphin levels (your body’s natural pain drug) in your body
partially blocking the pain messages to your brain
To learn more about TENS, it is best to make an appointment before or around 37 weeks in your pregnancy.