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Keeping Safe - COVID-19: Here's how we can keep everyone safe

Here's how we can keep each other safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the latest information from the World Health Organisation the likelihood of contracting COVID-19 from a delivery package is LOW, but we would rather be overly cautious, therefore we ask you to follow these procedures: Receiving your TENS machine via courier: Bring the parcel inside (without touching it with your bare hands). If you can, leave the parcel for 36 hours before touching it. If you need your TENS sooner, use spray and wipe to clean the outside of the bag, open the bag and wipe all surfaces...

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Q and A with Donna (new mum to baby Lando)

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Q and A with Donna (new mum to baby Lando)

How long was your labour? 9 hours and 7 minutes. Where did you labour? I was at home for the first 4 hours (around 8pm -12am) and then we went to Birthcare around midnight. What type of pain relief did you use at home? I used the TENS machine at home. Without the tens machine I feel as though it would have been a whole lot harder. I tried the shower and a few other techniques, but the TENS helped the most.  What helped you through the contractions? As well as TENS, the gas was extremely helpful in the beginning...

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New mum, Ania shares some of the positive ways she prepared for labour

New mum, Ania shares some of the positive ways she prepared for labour

Last month one of our beautiful new mummas, Ania gave birth to a beautiful new bubba. Ania has gratefully given her time to share some things that helped her through labour. Pregnancy Yoga During my pregnancy I did pregnancy yoga which I would highly recommend. It’s low impact but really good for stretching and learning breathing techniques which also helped me during labour. Massage Techniques During my yoga classes I also learnt some useful massage techniques which I showed my husband and he did this while I was in pre labour. The massage definitely helped to relieve some of my...

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"What an AMAZING machine this is!"

"What an AMAZING machine this is!"

What an amazing machine this is!! This was my first baby and thanks to your tens machine I managed to wait at home till I was almost 9cm before going to the hospital and I birthed naturally without any pain relief! I couldn’t have done it without the tens. It was great also as when things got more intense it gave my husband a job pushing the pulse button which was nice as it was his way of being able to help! My baby was posterior and turned during labour thank goodness, but the TENS also helped with the pain...

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In your third trimester? Check out our 'Ultimate Pregnancy to-do List'

In your third trimester? Check out our 'Ultimate Pregnancy to-do List'

The ultimate pregnancy to-do list: Third trimester Put finishing touches to baby’s room. Discuss pain relief options and your birth plan with your midwife and birthing partner. Book your TENS unit at www.tenshire.co.nz Find your favourite (or buy new) comfy pyjamas. Wash & prepare baby clothes, bedding & swaddles. Pack hospital bag with: heat pad, drinks, snacks, maternity pads, breastpads, baby clothes, TENS unit, spare clothes & underwear, nipple cream, arnica, music, essential oils, toiletries. Practice fitting and removing car seat. Place midwife phone number next to phone. Purchase nappies, wet wipes & wash cloths. Prepare baby bath & supplies....

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