No, unfortunately your TENS machine cannot get wet so it cannot be used with water.
𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻:
• If you want to use the shower in early labour, you can take the TENS off and put it back on after once you are completely dry – though we are also told people often do not do that twice because they find the TENS so helpful.
• If you want to have a waterbirth, you can use your TENS machines until transition (or whenever you feel the need to switch) and then you can hop in the pool for the later stages
• If you are weighing up your choices, you can have the TENS there set up and ready to go and use it for if you feel like the water isn’t offering the relief you’d hoped
It is important to remember though that the TENS machine isn’t water resistant so if you are using water at any point you’ll need to ensure you are completely dry before operating it again. Placing the electrodes on wet skin can also reduce the adhesiveness which is something to consider when reapplying the pads.
𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦:
𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘌𝘕𝘚 𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩?