Heated 4-Pad TENS Machine £24.99 @ Lloyds
These devices are just awesome for handling the pain of labour, many mums use them exclusively for the entire time, and also for helping you to cope with other aches and pains that are caused by age, pregnancy or injury. Lloyds Pharmacy have marked this particular unit down from the usual price of £49.99 to only £24.99 – a delightful half price.
According to the description on the website over half of us suffer from chronic pain such as back or joint pain. The TENS machine delivers small, painless electrical pulses to the body via electrodes placed on the skin. This blocks the way that pain signals are sent to the brain and stimulates the body to produce its own pain-relieving chemicals – the wonderful endorphins.
TENS is recommended by sports coaches, physiotherapy departments, pain clinics, doctors and other similar medical practitioners. It will help you to ease pain in your back and reduce your reliance on pain medication.
I am not entirely sure if this particular machine is identical to the ones you can rent for labour pain relief but I can’t see why it would be any different. Also, this one is delightfully heated for that extra comfort.
Thanks to aadam at HUKD!