In my research on natural childbirth, I discovered a little talked about machine being used for labor pain called a TENS Unit. My husband has one for his stroke recovery (partially paralyzed on his left side) and I have borrowed it in the past for back and knee pain with much success.
I have found several TENS machines that are affordable...some as cheap as $35! I am purchasing a more expensive one because I plan on using it later for various aches and pains that may arrise in the future.
My OB has never had a paitient that has used one during labor, but I am thrilled he is willing to work with me on getting one! Has anyone used a TENS unit for labor pain? Please share your experiences. If you're not failiar with TENS for labor pain management, below are some
links with more information:
•Another research based article on TENS and labor pain with interesting links: http://nursingbirth.com/2009/05/15/research-shows-tens-unit-can-ease-labor-pain/