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Tens machine, for pain relief during childbirth.

Has anyone used a tens machine and how effective are they?
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I used it with my first. It was good at the early stages. I don't think it actually help with the pain, but it takes your mind of it and gives you something to do.  But later on I had it on full power and just couldn't feel it at all. So moved on to other forms of pain relief.
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Thanks for your response, that's what I wanted to know.  Looking for alternative pain relief for end stages of labor, instead of pethidine.
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4309243 tn?1353919791
I ended up habing pethidine with all 3 of mine... I am not great with pain :(
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I have bad ankles and use mine for that. I love it.
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I hired a tens machine for both my labours and found them helpful for early labour when I was getting irregular mild- mod contractions for a day or so before stronger contractions, as soon as I got to hospital I started the gas and air and wanted the tens machine off so hub could start massaging my back when I was having a contraction.  I'll definitely hire one again this time.
Best wishes
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