What is a TENS machine?

Using the TENs machine allows you to have control with the hand-held controller connected by fine leads to four flat pads that are placed on your back. The TENS machine is an easy device to use that sends small safe pulses and gives you the options to control the frequency and the strength of the pulses. The TENS machine gives you a gentle tingling sensation or buzzing sensation depending on the strength you have it set on. Many women find the sensation from the TENS machine to be a good distraction from the pain of the surges.  

The TENS machine gives you electrical pulses that prevent pain signals from reaching your brain. The pulses stimulate your body to release endorphins.

What’s included:

  • 1x ElleTens 2 unit
  • 2x AA batteries-inside the device
  • 2x spare AA batteries
  • 4x NEW self-adhesive electrodes- single person use 
  • 2x lead wires
  • Instruction book
  • Quick start guide
  • A “Women’s Guide to drug free pain relief” booklet 
  • Pre-paid Australia Post satchel for returning device if required 

Common FAQ's

When should I use TENS?

You should use the TENS machine from the very start of early labour, or you can even use it from 37 weeks onwards if you are experiencing back pain the TENs machine can be very effective for back pain. The TENs machine work more effectively if you use it from the beginning of your labour as it helps build endorphin production. 

What are the advantages of using a TENS?

  • It is a safe effective pain relief device to use during your labour.
  • You can use it from early labour until the end and even post labour.
  • Its easy to use and understand the instructions.
  • You have control over it. 
  • Its portable and non-invasive
  • There are no lasting side effects
  • You can be mobile and active whilst using it

What are the disadvantages of TENS?

  • You may require a hand placing the pads on your back
  • TENS cannot be used in shower, bath, pool.
  • It can interfere with electronical monitoring of baby heart rate.

How much does it cost to hire?

$70 including local drop off or pick up (Stawell, Ararat, Halls Gap and surrounds) and postage included. Up to 5 weeks hire from 37 weeks onwards.

Enquire about hiring

If you'd like to hire our TENS Machine, please send me an email with the following details and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you require it urgently please state that in the email.

Email requirements:

• Name

• Location

• Date of pick up

• Estimated date of return from 5 weeks of pick up

• Estimated due date


$70 for 5 week hire

  • Returns

    If you chose the option of, drop off or pick up you will need to get in touch via email or text to organise return.

    If you require delivery option, a prepaid, preaddressed satchel will be included with the device. If you misplace the prepaid satchel, you will be required to replace satchel at your expense.

    I will be in touch and send out a reminder when TENS machine is due to return, if sent via post or dropped off you will be notified of device being returned. 

  • Familiarise

    Be sure to become familiar with the TENS machine and feel free to practice using it from 37 weeks gestation. 

  • Precautions & Contraindictions

    • TENS machine contain electrical components and MUST NOT be used in or around water (or fluids). Please remove TENS machine and electrodes prior to entering bath or shower.
    • TENS machine SHOULD NOT be used on anyone with a cardiac pacemaker.
    • TENS machine SHOULD NOT be placed on broken or cracked skin.
    • TENS machine SHOULD NOT be placed on areas of the skin where normal sensation is absent.
    • Please seek approval from doctor of use of TENS if you have heart disease or epilepsy.
    • Pads should not be placed over heart, chest or on neck and head.
    • Please keep out of reach of children and pets.
    • TENS machine can sometimes affect Electrical fetal monitoring, please turn off if requested by your health professional team. 
    • TENS machine is NOT to be used prior to 36 weeks gestation without consultation and specific agreement from your doctor.