Using Our Maternity TENS After Childbirth

Babycare TENS have been cleverly designed for use during labour and after labour so you can get the most out of your purchase.

After labour, maternity TENS machines are great to use for afterbirth pains, post-operative pain following a caesarean section, shoulder pain from breastfeeding, menstrual pain and back pain.

Afterbirth pains:

Afterbirth pains are known in the simple form of cramps. These cramps are caused by your uterus contracting as it is trying to return to its original size before you had your baby. This process is called involution. The cramping will be at its most intense on the first two days of giving birth but will then reduce in pain afterwards. It usually takes around 6 weeks or more for your uterus to shrink back to its original size. Unfortunately, breastfeeding can also trigger afterbirth pains and/or make them a bit more intense because the sucking motion releases the hormone oxytocin which also causes contractions. Saying this, breastfeeding will help your uterus shrink to its normal size at a quicker rate.


If you’ve chosen to breastfeed your baby, this can add a lot of stress to your body especially after childbirth. There is the potential risk of a strained neck with shoulder and back pain from bad posture.

Menstrual pain:

Also known as dysmenorrhea or period pain, menstrual pain comes in two forms, primary and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea is the common form of menstrual cramps. This is caused by prostaglandin which makes the uterus muscles contract to help shed the lining built up during the menstrual cycle. Too much prostaglandin causes painful menstruation.

Secondary dysmenorrhea is less common. This occurs after a woman has normal menstrual cycles. It’s caused by an abnormality or infection of the uterus, tubes or ovaries. The pain is similar to normal menstrual cramps but these lasts longer and can occur at other stages of the menstrual cycle.

Babycare TENS make only the highest quality products known for their non-invasive, excellent design and ease of use. All Babycare TENS machines are compliant with European medical device regulations.