Elle TENS – The Original Labour TENS

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(14 customer reviews)


Elle TENS is the one of the most advanced Labour TENS machines available to Australia’s mum-to-be. Produced by Body Clock Health Care, this leading obstetrics TENS machine was the first to introduce the highly desired Opti-Max* technology.

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Elle TENS is  one of the most advanced Labour TENS devices available to Australia’s mum-to-be. Produced by BodyClock HealthCare in the UK this obstetrics TENS machine was the first to introduce the highly desired Opti-Max* technology. This easy-to-use TENS machine offers maximum pain relief during child birth.

It boast a large display, pre-set modes and, most importantly, the integrated boost button, Elle TENS is a breeze to use. In fact it because of its effectiveness, simplicity and no-fuss that Elle TENS is one of the worlds most popular choice for mums-to-be.

Elle TENS is a safe, effective, drug-free method of pain relief, which still allows you to use other analgesics, such as pethidine or gas-and-air if you wish.

*What is Opti-Max? Optimax Technology gives an extra reserve of power for when you really need it. Used for the final stages of labour when you need extra pulse power or any time depending on your preference.

When to use your Elle TENS machines for Labour?

Elle TENS can be used from the onset of labour.

Simply apply the 4 pads to your back as shown in the instructions and turn on Elle TENS . You will feel a pleasant pulsing sensation; this will help to increase your own pain relieving chemicals known as endorphin’s.

The Elle TENS features dual intensity controls for total flexibility over the mid and lower back electrodes. When experiencing a contraction, simply press the boost button for the extra surge of power needed to combat the pain. When the contraction ends, press the boost button again and it will automatically return to its previous level.

Elle TENS usage after Labour

Your Elle TENS machine is not only one of the best Labour TENS devices available it also operates like a normal TENS machine.

The use of TENS machines to address pain relief are endless, ranging from period pain, backache, muscle strengthening, acute pain, and rheumatoid arthritis pain to name a few.

Always seek advice from your medical practitioner.

What does TENS stand for?

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) which works by passing mild electrical pulses through the skin, via electrode pads, into the nerve fibres which lie below. These pulses help your body to produce its own pain killing chemicals, such as endorphin’s.

Key Benefits

  • Dual channel
  • Pre-set modes for ease of use
  • Integrated boost button
  • Post natal pain relief
  • Opti-max for extra pulse power
  • Neck cord for mobility
  • Tough rotating belt clip
  • Large LCD display

What’s Included

  • Elle TENS Unit
  • 4 large electrode pads 40 x 100mm
  • 2 leads + 1 spare
  • 2 AA batteries + 2 spare
  • Lanyard
  • Elle TENS Instruction manual (pdf, 767kb)
  • Soft carrying pouch
  • Woman’s guide to drug free pain relief

14 reviews for Elle TENS – The Original Labour TENS

  1. I really found the Elle Tens Machine brillant. Used for more second pregnacy. Labour was 42 hrs and had this on for 90% of the time. Really help to take my mind off the contractions. Only advice I can give is to read the booklet and move your electrodes every couple of hours as you tend too get numb spots. Very easy to use. Test on your forearm before labour or test on your partners arm and have a good laugh.

  2. Fantastic! Used it with my second child, simply essential! Shame I didn’t use it with my first one!

  3. I don’t normally write reviews but just had to add to the comments made on this product…

    I found this a great help… make sure you read the instructions to use all the functionality…’mode 2′ is needed in progressed labour!

  4. I recently gave birth for the first time – I was determined to try to have a natural birth, and to use only gas & air as pain relief. My partners cousin gave me the Elle TENS machine, and said she had found it useful. I was really sceptical, but decided to pack it in my birth bag anyway. On the first day of labour, after about six hours, I decided to give it a go.
    It feels like someone is rhythmically massaging the bottom of your back, constantly – then, when a contraction hits, you press the “boost” button, and it pretty much feels like they are massaging a little harder. You know when you have a sore arm, and you rub it better…? Felt like that.
    Then, when contractions started to get stronger, you can turn up the power – the dial goes from 0-10, but I never needed to go beyond 6.
    Due to dehydration, my labour was delayed, and I ended up having contractions for three days – there is NO WAY I would have got through the first night without the TENS machine, I would have been begging for an epidural by around 2am. I kept it on for the whole three days, except for when I took a three hour bath – I didn’t take it off until the midwife said it was time to start pushing!
    Despite the delays and long labour, I managed to have a natural birth, using only the TENS, and gas & air for the last few hours. I TOTALLY attribute this to the TENS machine!!
    I think I probably wouldn’t have tried it if I had to buy it, as it is a lot of money to spend if you are not SURE it will work. However, the electrode pads are one use only, so it would be fine to buy a second hand one and just buy the new pads for it separately.
    Seriously – if you are thinking of a natural birth, I can’t recommend it enough.

  5. Essential! This is an absolutely brilliant product. I used this for both pregnancies and it made a huge difference, even having control over some of the pain made a difference. I think it just helps to distract you to stop you thinking about the contraction. I would have done anything to help me disguise the labour pains.

  6. Buying this worked out slightly more expensive than hiring but we can now use it again should we have a second baby. In my opinion it made most of the contractions more bearable. In fact I used it all the way through my labour along with gas and air

  7. Bought this in preparation of my first babies arrival, reviews look good and as I’m definately not having an epidural this should hopefully help with those first stages of labour

  8. I fully reccomend Elle Tens Machine, we used it during my wife’s labour and she was very happy about it, she experienced big help and ease of pain from this great device. All husbands, – definitely it is a must have product for your wife during the labour…

  9. Worked Wonders – Used this for my first pregnancy and it was fantastic…easy to use, good pain control, and used it almost to the very end of labour. I got through on just gas and air and the tens…a god send!

  10. I never write reviews but have just given birth to my baby girl and got to 9cms on the Elle TENS machine alone. I couldn’t have done without it.
    Labour is painful so if you are looking for a product to help you this is the one, if you are looking to eliminate the pain completely this product won’t do that. Breathing works wonders alongside the Elle Tens machine

  11. I had this for both of my labours, my first was only 10 hours long but it helped me manage the pain, specially the boost button, I had a completely natural labour and birth without any other form of pain relief (I’m a huge wimp so it shows how good it is), the same went for my daughter and 22 hours of labour and birth without any other pain relief, not even gas and air. It did an amazing job at helping manage the pain although when it came to the pushing stage I kind of forgot it was on boost until they were born.

  12. Used this in my recent second pregnancy. Hired one in the first but couldn’t get one in time and thought it would be more cost effective to buy with a pregnant friend and go halves. Found it useful both labours in early labour. I also had paracetamol- exercise ball and gas and air. Robust easy to use and clean- definitely helped.

  13. Elle TENS well worth the money – The TENS machine was really useful, particularly as I felt the contractions mostly in my back. I felt like I was in control of the pain relief. It was easy to use: my husband attached the electrodes to my back then it was really easy to increase/decrease the strength as and when needed and the boost function is great. Well worth the money to buy rather than rent as I’m now passing it onto friends.

  14. 5 out of 5

    I am writing this review two years on, as I am about to use this for my second. It was an absolute godsend having the Elle TENS for my labour and I put it on the minute I knew things were starting. I wore it for 30 hours and I couldn’t have got through without it, honestly. I will be using it again and I am about to order my new electrodes! I needed to have interventions due to complexities.
    However I have no doubt it would have been my primary pain relief otherwise.

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