TENS unit rentals are available to both clients and nonclients, and can be rented nationwide!
Features and Benefits of The OBI TENS
- Preset modes for ease of use
- Integrated boost button when you are having a contraction
- Uses 4 large pads
- Easy to read user display
- Neck cord for mobility
TENS machines release a low frequency electric current through the skin and help your body naturally block its ability to perceive pain. TENS units can help
with a wide range of aches in pains throughout pregnancy, labor, and
postpartum. TENS is a portable, drug free, noninvasive, labor pain relief option.
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. TENS is a safe and effective means of combating pain during the process of childbirth. It works by sending comfortable, gentle pulses to the nerves through four electrode pads placed on the skin. It utilizes the Gate Theory of Pain Control by gently stimulating your sensory nerves to suppress or block the pain signal to the brain. When these pain signals are blocked, it becomes more difficult for the brain to register the sensation of pain (or it opts for the more pleasant pulsing sensation).
The OBI TENS has two main settings: burst and boost. During a space between labor contractions, the machine should be left on "burst". When a contraction begins, simply press the boost button on the side of the unit for a surge of extra power for pain relief. After the contraction ends, simply press the same button again to return back to the "burst" setting.
TENS isn't safe for everyone to use. Don't use it without first seeking medical advice if:
you have a pacemaker or another type of electrical or metal implant in your body
you are not full term. TENS is not recommended early in pregnancy, use only after 37 weeks
you have epilepsy or a heart problem
Always check with your provider before using a TENS unit.
What's included in the rental:
*5 week rental period
*OBI TENS 2 unit
*4 reusable large maternity electrode pads (new pads are included in each rental and are not reused between clients)
*2 lead wires plus 1 extra
*2 rechargeable AA batteries, plus a spare set
*Neck cord and carrying pouch
5 week rental is $50
Free for birth doula clients