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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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NatalCare Naturally Holiday Dates

NatalCare Naturally Holiday Dates

We will be on holiday from 6-10 January. If you book a TENS between these dates, and your due date is close, the next dispatch date for TENS machines will be Monday 13th January. If you book a TENS on Saturday 4th I will have your unit ready for courier collection before we depart early on Sunday 5th January. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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How TENS works using Low-Intensity & High-Intensity settings

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How TENS works using Low-Intensity & High-Intensity settings

Low-Intensity TENS & the Gate Control Theory When using TENS at a low-intensity level, it is working through the Gate Control Theory. The Gate Control Theory suggests that there’s only a certain amount of stimuli that can get through to the brain. In other words, there is a ‘gate’ that only lets so much sensory information through. So, with TENS, you’re ‘flooding the brain’ with this sensory buzzing feeling so that the brain can’t really perceive the sensation from labour contractions as much. High-Intensity TENS & the Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Control Theory When using your TENS on the high-intensity setting...

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Hayley NEARLY makes it to hospital to deliver her baby …but not quite!

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Hayley NEARLY makes it to hospital to deliver her baby …but not quite!

Hayley shares with us her birth story.... At 5.30am I started having very mild contractions which felt just like period pain. I carried on with my normal day. At 4.10pm my waters broke with a huge gush and my midwife assured me ‘things would probably ramp up’ and that they did!!! After 10 minutes I decided, ‘holey crap it’s quite painful now’ so I put on the tens machine to use. It instantly made the contractions more bearable while we scampered around grabbing everything I felt we NEEDED to go the hospital now. It was now 4.40pm. The car drive...

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