Recently on Polish national TV, a gynaecologist demonstrated on a male celebrity presenter what contraction pain feels like with the aid of muscle training equipment whose settings had been adjusted to simulate contractions.
Pain experienced in labour and during contractions was likened to a marathon run or cycle - extremely tiring and repetitive. Just as good preparation is required for these mammoth events so too is good preparation recommended for pregnant woman approaching labour.
The Elle TENS machine was exhibited and shown as a great modern day aid for full term woman and is best used at the very onset of labour and used continuously as long as possible throughout her labour. The conversation ends with the greatest degree of respect paid to childbearing woman with the presenter stating “his great respect for women just increased 3 times.”
You can watch the full video below: