Archive for July, 2011

Jul 27 2011

Labour TENS worked brilliantly for me

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Labour TENS worked brilliantly for me. The last part of labour moved very, very quickly so I moved onto gas, but the early part of labour I managed with just the TENS machine. Thank you!

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Jul 26 2011

No need for drugs

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I intended to use the TENS machine until I needed something stronger.  My plan was to exhaust all natural options before moving on to drugs. 

We started using the Labour TENS for the car journey to the hospital and it was so effective that we used it right up until the last few pushes.  I completely credit my drug free birth to the effectiveness and control over the pain that the TENS gave me.  I would recommend it to anyone for Labour.

Kylie, NSW

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Jul 25 2011

Drug Free Vaginal Birth after Caesarean

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I was a VBAC.  I was told that I would need another C-Section for my second baby because of the risks involved in VBAC.  When my doctor consulted her diary to book a date it felt to me that I was arranging to have my hair done, not bring a life into this world!

My previous Caesarean had been an emergency and I didn’t get to hold or feed my baby. It took me a week to tell my husband that I didn’t want another C-section and he agreed so I cancelled my elective Caesarean.  I met with a midwife who dealt with VBAC and was sent to my local midwife for my check-ups.  She was great and very encouraging.

With the help of a Doula, Labour TENS and my determination to have my second child the way I wanted to, I was able to give birth to my daughter naturally.  After her shoulders were delivered I pulled her out myself with no need for any other pain relief.

I started using the TENS Machine from Tuesday morning and had my baby on Wednesday.  Jane Collings and her book 10 Moons was also very inspiring.

Thank You Labour TENS

Ashika, NSW

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Jul 21 2011

Drug-free first half of labour

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I started using my Labour TENS at the commencement of my labour and continued to use it throughout the ensuing 16 hours.  I felt that the Labour TENS was not a problem to use and by the end of the 16 hours it had helped to prolong the pain relief/distraction that I was getting from the gas.

I would definitely use Labour TENS again.  I know it helped me get through the first half of my labour completely drug-free, and worked well with the gas for the second half.

Thanks!

Natalie, VIC

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Jul 21 2011

A Great Help!

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The Labour TENS was a great help during my delivery.  I used the machine for pretty much the entire labour, only supplementing with gas towards the end.

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Jul 04 2011

Effective drug free option

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I liked the Labour TENS because it gave me an effective drug free option for childbirth.

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Jul 04 2011

Labour TENS helped me feel calm and in control

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I can’t recommend the Labour TENS highly enough.  I was 5cm dilated and having contractions 4 minutes apart when we arrived at the hospital after using the TENS machine at home.  My baby girl was born 2 1/2 hours later.  She is my third child, all born spontaneously and vaginally. 

I did have pethidine but I found the TENS very helpful to feel calm and in control and to have something to concentrate on.

I would certainly use one again!

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Jul 04 2011

Easy to use & really helpful

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I found the Labour TENS machine really helpful in early labour.  I only used the TENS plus breathing until about 5cm dilation.  I decided to have some pethidine to take the edge off and managed to dilate to 7cm before complications meant I had to have an epidural for forceps delivery. 

I found the TENS easy to use and really helped with the contractions so much so that I refused to try getting into the shower as I didn’t want to take the TENS off!

Clare, ACT

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Jul 04 2011

Worth every cent!

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Thank you! Thank You!

Worth every cent and I have recommended Labour TENS to all my pregnant friends.  If only I had used it the first time around for a drug free birth.

Thank you again!

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