Tens Hire

Tens Machines for Labour and Birth

What is a tens machine and how does it work

It’s a fantastic non medicated form of pain relief for labour, that is safe for you and your bub.

A tens machine is a small battery operated unit with a clip or string that you carry or attach to your clothing. This allows you to mobilise during labour. The machine is packed with punch. Through 4 pads attached to your back small electric pulses are sent to prevent pain signals from reaching your brain. The pads are positioned over the nerve pathways that transmit pain messages from the uterus and cervix during labour. (See diagram). The pulses also stimulate your body to release endorphins. These endorphins interact with the opiate receptors in the brain to reduce the perception of pain and act comparably to drugs such as morphine and codeine.


What are the advantages of TENS?

  • It’s portable and non-invasive
  • Quick and effective pain relief.
  • It’s under your control.
  • It’s easy to use, light weight and portable
  • Does not cause drowsiness
  • You can keep moving while using it.
  • Can be used at home when contractions start and later in hospital
  • You can use it for as long as you want and then take it off. There are no lasting side-effects.
  • It’s safe for your baby.

What are the disadvantages?

  • You’ll need someone to help you put the pads on.
  • It may only help in the early stages of labour.
  • There is a cost associated with either buying or hiring the machine
  • If you want to use a birthing pool, have a bath or shower , you can use TENS before you get in the water, but not when you are in the water.

Safety when using tens

  • TENS should not be used in the bath or in the shower
  • Tens should not be used on broken skin.
  • TENS should not be used whilst driving a car
  • TENS should not be used prior to the 37th week of your pregnancy unless advised by your doctor, midwife or physiotherapist.
  • TENS must be turned off before applying or removing the electrodes.
  • Seek advise if you are epileptic

Book your tens machine below:


Hire Elle TENS 2 Machine Hire for Labour


  • $50 hire fee.
  • $20 for delivery to you (express if needed) and return shipping charges
  • Your out of pocket costs are $70

The Elle TENS 2 is so easy to use. All the settings are pre-set so there is no fuss in setting up. The Elle TENS 2 uses the latest Opti-Max technology.

What is Optimax? An extra pulse of pain combatting power, often used in the final stages of labour – when you most need it. Optimax is a feature of both the Elle TENS and Elle TENS 2

Hire period is for 7 weeks – we send it 3 weeks before your baby’s due date, and it is not due back until a month afterwards. Also can be used after baby is born.

Features and Benefits

  • Pre set modes for ease of use
  • Contraction timer
  • Integrated boost button
  • Optimax technology for extra power
  • Uses 4 large pads
  • Backlit digital display
  • Neck cord for mobility
  • Can be used for post natal pain
  • 7 weeks hire period
  • return post satchel

Dual Channel 5 mode flip style Digital TENS Unit

The LogiSTIM TN-11 combines the latest in TENS technology, a stylish “flip” design in one easy to operate TENS unit. The Logi STIM TN-11 is a popular unit that is frequently recommended by health professionals.


  • 5 operating modes: Constant, Burst 1, Burst 2, Modulation 1 and Modulation  2
  • Dual intensity independent channels
  • Fashionable “mobile phone” style look
  • Three selectable waveform options
  • Large push button controls – ideal for those with poor dexterity
  • Large LCD display
  • Memory function – automatic last used program on start
  • Output – maximum amplitude 130mA – ideal for patients with severe pain
  • Low battery indicator
  • Countdown timer with power saving automatic shut off
  • Accumulative recording of treatment time
  • Doctor lock feature – allows your health professional to select the best program


  • $40 hire fee.
  • $20 for delivery to you (express if needed) and return shipping charges
  • Your out of pocket costs are $60


  • 7 week hire of our TENS machine with integrated boost button and obstetric mode for maximum pain relief during contractions as well as modes for general pain relief
  • Set 4 reusable obstetric electrodes
  • Lead wires
  • Leaflet with instructions for using this system for labour.

By ordering now, you indicate that you agree to our terms. Please be aware that there are no refunds on your tens hire if you do not use the machine. We can refund your hire fee if the tens machine has not been dispatched. After dispatch, there are no refund.

Technical Specifications

  • Obstetric TENS with general use options
  • Boost on/off display in obstetric mode
  • Integral boost button
  • Unique pre-set back pain programme
  • 6 operating modes: Obstetric, Back Pain, Constant, Burst 1, Burst 2, and Modulation
  • Stylish ‘flip style’ design
  • Dual intensity independent channels
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Large push button controls – ideal for those with poor dexterity
  • Large LCD display
  • Memory function – automatic last used programme on start
  • High power – maximum amplitude 130mA
  • Low battery indicator
  • 2 year warranty
  • Timer to 90 mins