Boots TENS Maternity Unit


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Boots Pharmaceuticals TENS Maternity Unit uses TENS technology to provide drug-free pain relief for women during the early stages of labour.

It is the only TENS unit in our range that is suitable for use during labour as it has two pre-set modes; boost mode for use during contractions and another for use between contractions.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) works by preventing pain being passed into nerve fibres and by stimulating the production of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.

Our TENS Maternity Unit is easy to use. At the onset of labour, apply the four pads to your back, as shown in the instruction leaflet. Switch the unit on. You will feel a pleasant pulsing sensation. This sensation will help to increase your production of endorphins. When experiencing a contraction, simply press the boost button for a surge of power to combat the pain. When the contraction ends, press the boost button again and the cycle will restart.

  • Batteries included

  • With storage pouch

How to use

Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.

Hazards and Cautions

  • Do not use if you have a pacemaker or any other implanted electrical device

  • Check with your healthcare professional before using if you suffer from a heart condition, epilepsy, undiagnosed pain, have any metal implants or any doubts about using TENS

  • TENS must not be used before the 37th week or pregnancy

  • If you are pregnant. do not place the electrodes over your abdomen

  • Do not use if you experience an allergic reaction to the electrodes

  • Do not place the electrodes on broken skin, varicose veins or recent scarring

  • Do not use whilst driving or operating heavy machinery

  • Do not use in the bath or shower

Keep out of the sight and reach of children

Important info


1 x Boots Pharmaceuticals TENS Maternity Unit

1 x Pack of 4 self adhesive electrodes (40 mm x 100 mm)

1 x Leadwire

2 x AAA batteries

1 x Carrying pouch

1 x Easy-release neck cord

1 x Instruction manual

Q. When shall I start using my TENS maternity unit?
A. Use as early as you can after the onset of labour to allow time for your body’s pain killing chemicals to rise.

Q. Can I try the TENS Maternity Unit before going into labour?
A. Yes, place the 2 pads on your forearm to feel the different pulse sensations following the instructions in the Manual supplied with the device.

Q. Can the TENS maternity unit be used in hospital?
Yes, however a midwife may ask you to switch it off temporarily.

Q. Can I use the TENS maternity unit if I am considering a water birth?
A. Yes, but not in the water itself.

Q. Why does the stimulation not appear to be as strong
after you have used the TENS Maternity Unit for a while?
A. Increase the intensity, you may have become used to a lower setting.

Q. Why does the stimulation feel strong but ineffective?
A. You may need to switch off and reposition the electrode pads.

Q. Why does the stimulation not feel sufficiently strong even on a high setting?
A. The batteries may need replacing.

Q. What do I do if there is weak, intermittent or no stimulation felt even with new batteries?
A. (i) Check electrodes are connected to the lead wire pins. (ii) Check electrodes have been removed from the plastic backing and are attached to the skin. (iii) Check lead wire is inserted into unit properly. (iv) Check batteries are inserted correctly.

Q. I can’t change the programs or intensity using the buttons on the unit (this covers all units)?
A. Please note the device must be connected to the body (maybe need a better explanation) before the programs or intensity can be increased. This is so the device is not turned on at the highest intensity which may cause discomfort.

Q. Tens unit – Where can I buy replacement leads /my leads have broken?
A. Leads are a consumable item that will need replacing periodically. Please contact the supplier to purchase replacement leads. more less

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Boots TENS Maternity Unit

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Poor quality had purchased boots maternity unit for my delivery, I'm writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with this product. It does not deliver at all the description or the purpose it's designed for.during labour when I used, the vibration button doesn't function as it has to be, when the two options needs to be constantly changed even u mistakenly press 3_times the machine gets off, which is useless because when you are in pain the machine needs to operate as it is pressed,the pad does not absorb the vibrant as you press and keeps falling out too. I gave previously used other tens machine which works great. I'm greatly disappointed in this purchase,regret buying this product. February 18, 2016
Really helped with early labour I found this really helpful when I was in early labour and on the way to hospital. It really made a difference during contractions and being able to control the intensity was great. It was very easy to use, definitely recommend. April 3, 2016
Better than expected Great little TENS machine. It worked well for me through my contractions. Pads stayed sticky for much longer than expected. April 6, 2016
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