Pain Management Without Drugs - Find What Works For You.
Over the last decade or so there has been a gradual shift by pregnant women to using non-pharmacological methods of managing labour pain. Such alternative approaches reduce or avoid the often unpleasant feelings that accompany conventional drug-related treatments. Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS) is an effective, non-invasive approach for pain relief that produces no unpleasant side effects.
Increasingly, expectant mothers are researching the whole range of options available for pain relief (1). Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), as delivered by PainPod is acknowledged as a viable and effective option for labour pain relief by the Government of South Australia; Department of Health (2). Research has also shown that TENS is effective for managing pain both before (3) and after delivery (4).