Using a TENS machine in labour
Sweet Beats TENS Machine Labour

Congratulations on looking into using a TENS machine for pain relief in your labour! Using a TENS machine is a great way to help stay comfortable for longer during labour. At Sweet Beats we have hired out thousands of TENS machines to mums and have loved getting back the positive feedback on how the TENS machine has helped. Childbirth is something that stays with you forever, and it is great that you are thinking of ways to ensure you have all the support you need during labour.

Sweet Beats offers both rental and purchase options on our obstetric TENS machines. Both options come with the ObStar obstetric TENS machine, which is a TENS machine specially designed to be used in labour. It has a preset program designed to help with relaxation and recovery between contractions, and a ‘boost’ button that you press during a contraction to deliver a really strong burst of TENS stimulation. You also get everything you need to use the TENS machine in labour. If you buy outright you receive a brand new unit to keep, or you can just hire one our rental TENS units for 6 weeks. If you’re renting, we suggest you book for delivery at 37 weeks (or rightaway if you’re past 37 weeks already).

What’s included

  • 6 week hire
  • 2 x set electrode pads
  • 1 x set leadwires
  • Batteries
  • Instruction booklet
  • Carrycase
  • Costs of delivery to you and then return delivery back to us are included in the price.
  • If you choose to buy outright, you will receive a brand new unit to keep.


TENS is generally a super safe technology, but there are certain people / situations in which you shouldn’t use it. Please make sure you read this:

The TENS unit should not be used:

  • in the first 36 weeks of pregnancy (unless you talked about it with and got cleared by your care provider).
  • on your abdomen / belly.
  • by people with pacemakers or epilepsy.
  • on the head, neck, over the heart, internally, or on broken or inflamed skin.
  • at the same time as Electronic Fetal Monitoring in case of any interference.

You also can’t use TENS in water, which means you can’t use it in the shower or birthing pool, so will need to take it off/ put it back on if you’re getting in and out of the shower or bath during labour.