A midwife is a skilled healthcare professional specializing in providing essential care to women throughout the reproductive process. With a focus on supporting the natural process of childbirth, midwives play a crucial role in ensuring the health and well-being of both mother and baby. Their comprehensive care extends from prenatal to postnatal stages, fostering a holistic and personalized approach to maternity healthcare.
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and is a non-medical form of pain relief used in labour.
A TENS machine is a small battery operated device that has leads connected to sticky electrode pads that you place on your skin.
It is a form of non-pharmacological pain relief that works by administering gentle electrical impulses that interrupt the pain signals from the brain and boosts endorphins (the body’s natural pain relief hormone).
TENS is commonly used in labour, and is safe for both mother and baby. It is often described as a buzzing or tingling sensation, and most women find it very soothing.