Femme TENS - Obstetric TENS Machine
Babycare TENS – The Femme TENS gives you flexibility and control. Each channel has its own intensity dial, both the Pulse Rate and Pulse Width are adjustable and it features a detachable 'booster button' for an extra surge of pain combatting power.
The Femme TENS is recommended by Midwives and health professionals. It is safe and easy to use, with NO side-effects for the mother or baby. This unit enables mothers to remain mobile, in control of their pain relief and can assist with a natural and drug-free labour. The Femme TENS is designed to be used as soon as labour begins i.e. at home as well as in hospital.
At the onset of labour, simply apply the 4 pads on the back as shown in the instructions and switch the TENS unit on. There will be a pleasant pulsing sensation. This will help to raise the level of pain relieving chemicals known as endorphins. When experiencing a contraction, press the boost button for the extra surge of power needed to combat the pain. When the contraction ends, press the boost button again it’s that simple
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) has successfully been used for many years by medical professionals and patients worldwide to treat pain.
TENS works by means of electrode pads, soothing pulses are transmitted across the skin to reduce pain sensation. TENS can also stimulate the body to increase its own natural pain relieving chemicals known as Endorphins.
TENS can relieve numerous pain conditions such as arthritis, neck pain, back pain, osteoporosis pain, sciatica, sprains and sports injuries, period pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine, phantom limb pain, postoperative pain and many more.
Supplied: with two leads (and one spare), one PP3 batteries (and one spare), four self-adhesive electrodes 40 x 100 mm, instruction manual and soft carrying pouch. Also includes FREE 'A Women's Guide to Drug Free Pain Relief' (Usually £5.99)
Equipment type Dual Channel TENS
Output waveform Asymmetrical bi-phasic rectangular
Output modes Continuous and burst
Output intensity 0-70 mA (500 ohms load)
Output voltage 90V (open circuit)
Pulse rate Adjustable 1-120 Hz
Pulse width 50-250 microseconds adjustable
Burst mode 2 bursts per second, a burst consists of 8 pulses
Power source 9V PP3 battery
Battery current 5.5 mA (MAX) (open circuit)
Unit size 85mm x 63mm x 23mm
Unit weight 85gms
Output jacks Touchproof
This unit is fully compliant with EEC Directive 93/42/EEC, classified as internally powered equipment type BF. It is intended for continuous operation.
Contraindications: TENS/EMS units must not be used by patients using a demand type pacemaker. Pregnant women and patients who have any heart disease should seek medical advice before using TENS/EMS. Never use TENS/EMS to mask undiagnosed pain as this could require urgent treatment. TENS/EMS should NOT be used when driving or operating machinery. Supplied with English instructions only.