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TENS is a safe non-drug method of pain control for labor

Doula, Childbirth Classes & Placenta Encapsulation Baltimore & Maryland 

The use of TENS unit during labor is highly and common used in European countries (mostly in the U.K) as a comfort measure during labor.

Women report that the unit provides focus and distraction and that it’s more effective it they start to use their TENS unit during early labor as it increased the endorphin level in their body.

WHAT IS TENS: 

  • A handheld battery-operated device generates the electrical impulses and transmits them via stimulating pads.
  • Mild electrical impulses are transmitted through the skin
  • Easy to use comfort measures
  • Change the conscious message (pain) from the brain and reduces awareness of pain
  • “Obstetric-type unit” is different than the unit use by chiropractor and PT: Very simple to use and it’s specially design for laboring women
  • Allow ambulation and movement

WHY 

  • Reduce of labor pain
  • Increases endorphin level
  • Postpone or avoid of request of epidural
  • Continued active participation by the woman
  • Less medical interventions
  • Especially effective for back pain (but not only) and prolonged painful pre labor (prodromal labor)
  • No loss of other sensations or contraction pain
  • Continued active participation by woman
  • Freedom to walk and move
  • No decrease of mental function

SAFETY

  • The woman controls the stimulation
  • None known side effects
  • Studies available upon request (contact me)

CONTRADICATIONS:

  • Do not use before full term (38-40 weeks)
  • Pacemaker
  • Epilepsy or seizures disorder
  • Skin rash on your back

CONCLUSION: The unit provides a safe and potentially helpful non-pharmacologic option to relieve labor pain

Odile Penet is DONA International certified in using the TENS in labor
Rental option available

TENS unit

Comfort measure for labor with TENS

My Birth Companion, LLC is  in the Top 20 Best Doulas of Baltimore (Birth Doula Services)

Doula, childbirth class, placenta encapsulation services in Baltimore and the surrounding counties.

Reputation – Credibility – Professionalism – Experience – Availability

In the article  Best Doulas of Baltimore posted in June 2017, find the list of the 20 best doulas in Baltimore, MD.

Doulas businesses selected on their reputation, credibility, professionalism, experience and availability.  As a result, My Birth Companion, LLC is proudly listed among this list.

 What is a Doula?

A professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support families before, during and just after birth for expecting and new parents. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

 

 TWO HOURS ONLINE CHILDBIRTH CLASS FOR PARTNERS:
“SUPPORTING HER”

ONLINE CLASS FOR “THE OTHER HALF”

This childbirth class is specially designed for persons supporting women during labor
Easy access here  $49 – EVERY PARTNER NEEDS TO TAKE THIS CLASS!

childbirth class

Partners

WHO? – For expectant parents (hospital, home-birth and birth center)

WHAT? – 2 hours include the following:

Presented by Certified Educators
Evidence-based information (videos and hand-outs)
Learn about verbal and physical support
Learn about discussing and creating birth preferences
Working with your chosen healthcare team
Taking care of yourself before, during, and after birth
Doula tricks of the trade
Supporting mom and baby post-partum
Testimonials from real families

WHEN? –Anytime – Easy online access

WHERE? – HERE!! – http://mybirthcompanion.com/two-hours-online-class-partners/

WHY? – Mothers with a good support team have shorter labors with less discomfort! Get the support you need to support your team as she brings baby into the world.