Has anybody used tens?
Jan 22, 2009 6:01AM
Hi im preggers with baby number three!!!!
Sep 28, 2007 7:33PM
Had a bad day as had to inform my very oversensitive 4 year old her fave rabbit was dead. While I tried to keep it secret I spelt it out to my OH and my eldest daughter translated it and blurted it out!!! Kids hey who'd have them!
There now at there dads for the weekend and I have 2 days to myself. Not sure what to do as my oh is working! Feeling sick, although I havnt actually been sick yet which is a bonus - I hate being sick, it always makes me feel sicker if that makes sense? Cant wait to see baby on a scan. I am slightly worried because I am having cramps. There not painful really just like a mild period pain, but I am so scared so may ring my midwife to see if I can go for a scan and put my mind at rest. This baby is so wanted, like everyones I suppose so silly thing for me to say, but I dont know how I would cope if I lost it. Keeping everything crossed now until 12 weeks have passed.
Can't seem to drink coke anymore, its far too sweet, apparently this may indicate a boy!?! I hope so! Also my hair on my body is growing an an all time rate. I had to epilate my legs yesterday because I was shaving them in the evening and they were hairy again when I woke up! Hopefully have a few weeks grace now I have yanked them all out at the root! This also is another sign for a boy and to be honest I never had it with my girls. I really shouldnt get my hopes up too much should I? So bloated I feel horrible in everything I wear and my skin had an outbreak of acne 3 weeks ago that hopefully is clearing up now and should stay away! I never have that many spots not even before a period. I am not enjoying this stage yet, I just want to get to 12 weeks so that things settle down a lot more. I am wondering if my pregnancy is different because I am pregnant with a different man than my other 2? does that make sense to anyone else? Ok I will shut up being all hormonal lol!!
Anyway to top things off my msn isnt working and its my lifeline when my boyfriend works nights, so hopefully I can get it fixed soon.
Speak again soon
Love Kate xx
Jan 21, 2009 3:20PM
Was wondering how good it is? considering it for pain relief for labour.
Jan 21, 2009 3:32PM
I used it and I truly believe that I wouldn't have coped with out it. And I still use it now when I get back ache and I'm on pg number 2. I found the best place for research on types was ebay. You dont have to buy from there but it saved me hours of trawling through websites and mags.
I would truely recommend a Tens machine for pregnancy and labour,
Kerry, Freya and Pink Bump
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Jan 21, 2009 3:33PM
Congrats on your pregnancy.
I just used gas and air and found that amazing-quite addictive!!
Had a friend who used her tens for the very start when things were uncomfortable but bearable and she thought it was amazing. She'd used it before labour to build her nerves/muscles up-does that make sense? Think you can't use it before you are a certain number of weeks pregnant-can't remember how many though sorry!
Anyway didn't want to read and run and am sure you'll have better advice and replies! x
Jan 21, 2009 4:34PM
I used tens as well,I wouldn't call it amazing but I did find it very helpful. I put it on as soon as I was getting regular contractions and it saw me through until I was 7-8cm. I would have used it for longer but I got in the birth pool at that point!
Jan 21, 2009 4:48PM
I managed with mine to 5cm before having diamorphine. I didn't think it would be that effective but it was brilliant!! It never went above level 3 as the vibrations hurt more than the contractions themselves LOL
I'd advise thick sticking tape though as the pads fall off once you get warm, so you need them strapping on.
Jan 21, 2009 5:03PM
thanks, appreciate opinions good and bad! x
Jan 22, 2009 5:19AM
I found it helpful and a welcome distraction in early labour, but once in active labour I forgot I even had it on, and didn't notice the difference when it was taken off. Definitely worth slapping it on, though - even if it doesn't really do anything for you, it doesn't have any negative effects.
Oh - except I remember now the handset really annoyed me until I realised it had a clip so I clipped it into the top pocket of my nighty - so personally I would recommend one with a clip and a nighty with a pocket
Jan 22, 2009 6:01AM
Its was the only pain relief i had - long story but even if full pushing mode i was still buzzing it! although by that point it didnt make a differnece but yes they are brilliant! good luck xxx
Mar 19, 2019 8:10PM
TTC for a year!
hello ladies, me and my other half have been trying for a year now, and nothing. 😥 im going to ring the doctors and get into speak to them.. has anyone been in my position.. and gone to the doctors, but can explain what they say/do.. maybe being referred to a clinic to get scanned etc. Really worried tbh, I have one child already and he as 2 in a previous relationship. But I am forever worrying something is wrong and so is he. Any advice would be great thank you x