Sweet Beats offers you a reliable, friendly TENS hire service for labour so that you can give yourself the best shot at the birth you want. Book your hire from just $50 – just let us know when you’d like your TENS machine delivered at checkout.

How does TENS work for pain relief in labour?

TENS provides pain relief in two ways:

  • It blocks pain signals reaching your brain
  • It builds endorphins

During labour, you will hold a small, portable TENS machine which will attach to your back using electrode pads and send electrical signals through your skin to the nerves. These electrical signals feel a little bit like pins and needles, or someone drumming fingers on your skin, and are quite comfortable and painless, and build up your endorphins and help you relax. During a contraction you will press a button to massively increase the TENS stimulation, which will compete with the pain signals travelling through your nerves and block some of them from reaching your brain. We find that by using TENS, more women get through labour in more comfort and requiring less pain relief. The TENS won’t block out pain, particularly at the end of labour, but by helping you remain comfortable for longer it will help you keep your resources until the end.

Read more FAQ about TENS in labour here.

“I LOVED using my TENS machine in my labour! 2 weeks ago today, I gave birth to my beautiful 4th son, and for the first time, did it without any form of pain relief and no epidural! I couldn’t have done it without the TENS though. ” 

Read more testimonials here.

How does hiring a TENS machine for labour work?

Sweet Beats making hiring a TENS machine for labour as easy as possible.Visit our shop, choose the TENS hire package you prefer, then enter your due date and go through checkout. Choose any date you like for delivery of your TENS machine – we suggest you book delivery for when you are 37 weeks along, or straightaway if you’re already past 37 weeks. If the date for the return of your TENS machine arrives and there’s still no sign of baby – that’s fine, just let us know. Included in the shipping price is the cost of return postage – just email us when you’re ready to return and we’ll email a prepaid postal label out to you.

Our hire package is just $50 and has a $20 shipping fee covering express shipping to you and return back to us. This will come with TENS machine, leadwires, electrodes, batteries & instructions – everything you need to use TENS in your birth.