Utilizing a TENS Machine for Labor Discomfort Will It Be For You

 

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TENS UNIT: using a tens machine in labor

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TENS units are used to manage pain for a variety of conditions, including painful contractions during labor. But if this is your first time receiving treatment from a TENS machine, and you plan on. The small, hand-held machines use a mild and painless electrical current to relieve pain. Reducing back pain is the most common uses for TENS units, and back pain during pregnancy and the early stages of labor is a frequent complaint. TENS can be used as natural pain relief for many afflictions, including labor pains.

One study found that TENS treatment provided temporary pain relief for people with fibromyalgia while the machine was in use. While there. A TENS machine is likely to be used most during early labor, and later on during the birthing process it’s likely a TENS machine on its own will not be enough. Most women require multiple pain relievers in a few different forms during pregnancy. When you first go into labor, the most painful part will be the contractions.

TENS can be a powerful means to avoid pharmaceutical pain relief, if that’s your goal, or it can just be a tool to lessen discomfort during early labor or while you are waiting for an epidural. A TENS machine is small about the size of an iPad mini. It’s connected to a series of electrodes, which are put on your skin to deliver a low-voltage electrical charge. The electrical pulses.

It’s typically used as a pain-reliever by administering mild electrical currents to the muscles in pain, but on a higher setting creates mild discomfort. When you’re using TENS during labor, you might feel a buzzing, tingling, or prickling sensation wherever the pads are placed. It’s easy to administer, and the person who is receiving the TENS can control the intensity of the sensation using the buttons on the device.

TENS is a drug-free kind of pain relief often used by women in the early stages of labour. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A maternity TENS machine consists of a battery-powered, hand-held controller connected by fine leads to four flat pads. The pads are covered in a firm gel that helps them stick to your back.

A TENS Unit is a tool that can help with pain management in labor. It is often used for back labor and the electrodes are place on the back. Use of a TENS is more common in Canada and the UK.

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My labour was rapid (a little over 3 hours), and initially I used a TENS machine.

“Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine E-Book” by Giovanni Maciocia
from Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine E-Book
by Giovanni Maciocia
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Women with extreme back pain during labor may benefit the most from a TENS unit, because this type of pain is difficult to relieve with controlled breathing exercises.

“Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family” by Adele Pillitteri
from Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family
by Adele Pillitteri
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010

Although the evidence around TENS and its effectiveness in pain relief is inconsistent, women reported that they would use TENS again in their next labour.

“Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia & New Zealand edition” by Sara Bayes, Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith, Robyn Maude
from Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia & New Zealand edition
by Sara Bayes, Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith, Robyn Maude
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2018

TENS is most useful for lower back pain during the early first stage of labour.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Studies aren’t clear on whether TENS is really effective at reducing labour pain, but some do show that it leads to a shorter first-stage labour and less need for pain relief.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

TENS is most useful for lower back pain during the early first stage of labor.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
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TENS may be more effective for relief of back pain than labor pain in general, but only a few observational studies have investigated this possibility.”

“The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia” by Penny Simkin, Lisa Hanson, Ruth Ancheta
from The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia
by Penny Simkin, Lisa Hanson, Ruth Ancheta
Wiley, 2017

It may be used to provide pain relief for the first and second stages of labor, and, by

“Hacker & Moore's Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology E-Book” by Neville F. Hacker, Joseph C. Gambone, Calvin J. Hobel
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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Many women who have used TENS during labor swear it enabled them to avoid using pain-relieving medication; others report TENS was helpful in diminishing their pain, especially back pain; still others say it did little good.

“The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth” by Penny Simkin
from The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
by Penny Simkin
Harvard Common Press, 2001

An alternative option for relief of back pain during labor.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
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by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

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  • I had a completely different experience. It helped me all the way untill transition ( 30 minutes before baby came out ) And I really loved being able to push the buttons and the adhesive worked great for me. Best thing. But it’s not the same for everyone.