When looking for a natural birth, maternity TENS machines are the way to go. TENS encourages the release of endorphins (the body’s own natural pain killing chemicals) whilst also blocking the pain signals from getting to the brain.
So what’s the deal with renting and buying?
Renting a TENS machine is a brilliant idea if you’re not totally comfortable with TENS and how it works. It’s also great if you’ve heard great reviews about it and want to try it out for yourself. Cost wise, it’s also very cheap to actually rent a TENS for around 6 weeks.
Taking this into consideration, renting a TENS machine could essentially rack up in price if you forget to return it within the time frame, as additional charges are added plus the cost to send it back. So by the time you’ve managed to send it back, you could have bought and kept a TENS machine for yourself.
Buying a TENS machine is a great idea for those who want to have multiple births. This way, it’s more cost effective. It’s also a great idea to purchase a TENS because maternity TENS can be used after birth for multiple aches and pains such as back pain, neck pain etc which can all come from things like breastfeeding in an awkward position, carrying the baby and so on. So essentially it’s a lifelong investment. You also won’t have to worry about late fees and the cost of sending it back.
Maternity TENS machines have no side effects on the mother and baby and can still be used with gas and air.