The main question we always get… with so many great machines to choose from, how do you pick? Let us help you!
Below is a breakdown of all the features across each machine. Please know that if your budget doesn’t suit your situation below, the Elle TENS base model is still a perfect option. All machines have the same level of pain relief and the rest are the nicer-to-have features.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗦:
• If you aren’t planning on dim lighting for your birth, you don’t need to focus too much on the screen light bonus
• If you are being induced and will be in hospital for your whole labour, you may not find the contraction timer to be as much of a must-have as your medical team can easily keep track of this
• If this is your first birth it is unlikely that you’ll experience severe afterbirth pains (you may, it’s just more common with subsequent pregnancies) so you might not find you’ll need the standard pain mode for the postpartum period
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝟮:
• This machine is great for spontaneous labour. Contraction timer? Yes please!
• If you want dim lighting for your labour, you’ll find the screen light to be a big bonus
• Again, if it’s your first birth, you may not need the standard pain mode which this machine doesn’t have
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗣𝗹𝘂𝘀:
• This has all the above and more!
• It also has the standard pain mode, so if you are on your second or more child or you’ve had bad afterbirth pains before then this is for you
• This is also the machine to go for if you’re thinking of buying. It can be used ongoing for general pain
• It also has the pelvic floor function for toning and strengthening after birth – only relevant if you’re buying as these can’t be hired out for hygienic reasons
I hope that helps with your decision.
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