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Elle Labour TENS Machine 2 Hire

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  • Your order will be sent on the date you select, along with any other products you purchase in the same order.
  • We recommend selecting the 8-week hire to start the date you'll be 35 weeks; once it arrives, this allows 4 weeks on either side of your due date
  • If you're already further along, you can choose the 6 or 4-week hire, though we recommend receiving it ASAP and allowing 4 weeks after your due date
  • We add a 1-week shipping buffer to your order to cover the time it takes to arrive. This means your hire period is technically 9, 7, or 5 weeks from when we send it - depending on the date you select.
  • If your date is greyed out, we are booked for that date. You can check back each weekday at lunchtime; more may become available. If your dates are available now, we recommend hiring ASAP - we book out far in advance and recommend that you book your TENS by the time you're 30 weeks pregnant to ensure you don't miss out

        IMPORTANT NOTE: Unless you purchase the money-back guarantee your TENS hire cannot be refunded if you don't get to use it. Please give yourself as much time as possible before you're due to ensure you have it ready.

        Hire Duration: 8 Weeks

        Pickup available at The Birth Store

        Usually ready in 24 hours

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        Please note that as this is a hire service, once the machine has been posted we have provided the service and therefore cannot provide refunds for non-use of machine. Please consider purchasing our Money-Back Guarantee to cover you for unused machines, or advise us before your machine is sent to be eligible for a refund for non-use. By purchasing this item, you agree to this and our full TENS Machine hire agreement found at the footer of our website. 

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        Elle TENS 2 Manual
        • Everything you need to use your TENS included in your hire
        • Pre-paid return satchel to easily send back
        • Our flexible hire can be booked as much in advance as you'd like
        • Fully refundable at any point up until we send/you pick it up
        Hire Duration: 8 Weeks


        The Ultimate Tool for Drug-free Pain Relief in Your Birth

        Read on to learn more about the TENS and how it can help you.

        What is the TENS Machine?

        Answering your biggest questions about the TENS machine!

        The TENS machine helps distract your mind, build endorphins (our body's natural pain relievers) and flood your nervous system, limiting your ability to send pain signals to your spinal cord and brain.

        Our brain can only focus on so much information at a time; once your brain is at capacity, it will shut out the signals that haven't reached it yet. The nerve signals from the TENS machine essentially take up that 'room' in your brain, so there is less 'room' for the pain to be received.

        Your TENS is super easy to use, you just have someone place the electrodes on your back, as shown here, pop the batteries in the machine and then plug the wires into the machine and electrodes.

        From there, you just turn it on and using the +/- buttons you
        turn the power up or down as you'd like, depending on what feels comfortable for you.

        It is recommended to start using it as early as you can when you're in labour, we recommend using it as soon as you think you're in labour.

        How do I use it?

        The TENS machine shouldn't hurt you; you are in total control of the sensation you're feeling. Our TENS machines have varying power levels, meaning you can always power right down if needed.

        Your machine will automatically start on a medium level of power as this is the preferred option and feels like a soft buzz or tingle for most people. However, a button on your machine (OM +/-) will allow you to turn the machine down to an even lower level. This will all be easily explained in the manual, which can be found at the start of the page.

        Yes! That's the best thing; it is a non-invasive and safe pain relief option that will give you genuine support in labour.

        There are no known risks to you and your baby besides the rare risk of allergic reaction to the electrodes. With the exception of a few medical conditions or situations which may mean you shouldn't use the TENS.

        We recommend reading the contraindications in the manual before using your machine; for up-to-date info you can find the link to your manual on this page above.

        all the features you need and love!

        Why Choose the Elle TENS 2?

        This version of the TENS machine is the mid-range model, it has all the features you really need, plus a few handy features, for an affordable price.

        This handheld unit has the Elle TENS Opti-Max technology for an extra reserve of power later in labour; it also has the "boost button" for your contractions (a.k.a. your new best friend). It has the same power output and will give you the same level of pain relief as our other award-winning Elle TENS devices.

        The only feature you lose on this machine is the standard pain mode for use when you're not in labour (which you can find on the Elle TENS Plus). This is a great feature, but if you're just looking for pain relief in labour, with a few handy features at an affordable price, this is the one you want. Take a look at our comparison below if you're not sure.


        Just 4 Simple Steps

        Our hire process was created to make things super simple for you to organise whilst pregnant, for birth and with postpartum in mind.

        Place Your Order

        Using our user-friendly calendar interface on the product page, you place your order online, selecting the date you'd like us to send your TENS.

        Reserved For You

        We schedule your TENS to be sent for you on the date you select on checkout. This can be done as far in advance as you'd like.

        Simply Return

        We'll remind you when it's time to return your machine; and then you send it back using your pre-paid return satchel that we provide: no printing, cost, or fuss.

        All Done

        Your TENS is tested, cleaned and sanitised; then it is ready to go on its next journey, hopefully changing another person's birth.

        Let Us Compare for You

        See below the differences in features between our three machines, or skip straight to our handy three question quiz to help you decide:

        Elle TENS Hire

        From $49


        ✔ Labour Pain Mode

        Standard Pain Mode

        ✔ Boost Button

        ✔ Opti-Max Technology

        Contraction Timer

        Screen Light

        Pelvic Floor Stimulation

        Elle TENS 2 Hire

        From $59


        ✔ Labour Pain Mode

        Standard Pain Mode

        ✔ Boost Button

        ✔ Opti-Max Technology

        Contraction Timer

        Screen Light

        Pelvic Floor Stimulation

        Elle TENS Plus Hire

        From $69


        ✔ Labour Pain Mode

        Standard Pain Mode

        ✔ Boost Button

        ✔ Opti-Max Technology

        Contraction Timer

        Screen Light

        Pelvic Floor Stimulation

        *not available with hire, outright purchase only*


        Our Hire Has Everything You Need

        🗹 Elle TENS Machine (3 to choose from)

        🗹 4x Large Maternity Electrodes

        🗹 4x AA Batteries

        🗹 2x Lead-wires

        🗹 Simple Instructions

        🗹 Pre-paid Return Satchel

        🗹 The Birth Store Bag

        🗹 Birth Affirmation Lanyard

        What Does the Research Say?

        This study compared the percentage of severe pain scores reported by those without a TENS versus those with a TENS...

        49% of people not using a TENS at 4cm dilated said their pain was severe

        At the same time, only 20% of people using a TENS at 4cm dilated said their pain was severe

        Findings: The mean of the severity of labor pain indicated a statistically significant difference after the intervention. The severity of pain indicated a statistically significant difference in the second stage of labor, and 4 hours after the labor in the groups. The duration of the first stage of labor was significantly different between the groups.

        Conclusion: The application of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation affected pain relief in the first and second stages of labor and 4 hours after labor.

        This study compared the percentage of high pain scores from one group of people, measuring the scores before using a TENS and then 30 minutes after using a TENS...

        Before using a TENS, 83% of people said their pain was a seven or higher

        After using a TENS for only 30 minutes, only 20% of people said their pain was a seven or higher

        Conclusion: TENS produces a significant decrease in pain during labour and postpones the need for pharmacological analgesia for pain relief.

        This study compares the use of TENS machine to Pethidine/Demerol (a pharmacological pain relief option used in hospitals), where it was found that TENS offered the same level of pain relief as this common drug...

        Researchers in Egypt randomly assigned 100 people in active labour to either receive low-intensity TENS applied to the back, or to receive Pethidine/Demerol, which is an injectable narcotic. TENS was used in the experimental group until the participants reached 10 centimetres dilation.

        They found a decrease in pain scores in both groups, but there was no significant difference between the groups. Forty-eight hours after the birth, the people who were randomly assigned to receive TENS during labor were much more satisfied with their birth, on average, compared to the people who received the injectable pain medication. Of those who received TENS, 83% reported being satisfied, compared with only 10% of those who received Demerol.

        In addition to low satisfaction, the people who received Demerol also reported side effects such as drowsiness, nausea and vomiting. Babies in the Demerol group also had lower Apgar scores after birth. There were no bad side effects reported in the TENS group.

        "The majority of women who used the TENS said they would use it in future labours"

        - Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009; (2): CD007214.

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        Customer Reviews

        Based on 152 reviews
        Madeline Cooper
        TENS Machine

        So glad I hired a TENS machine. It was such an amazing tool to help alleviate the pain of the contractions in the first few stages of labour. Love the boost button for when the contractions were really strong!

        May Medak

        Great service. Highly recommend. So glad I hire the TENS machine. Will definitely use the TENS again.

        So helpful!

        I hired the Elle Tens 2 for my labour and it provided sufficient pain relief (in conjunction with other strategies including combs and acupressure) to labour for 14 hours with no need for pharmacological pain relief. I alternated between the shower and bath and TENS a few times through my labour but found the TENS provided better pain relief for me. The contraction timer was helpful for me as we didn’t need to actively track contractions but could look at the information if we wanted to. It was very easy to order and to return and everything we needed was included. I strongly encourage anyone who tells me they are just going to use a standard TENS to rather hire the Elle obstetric TENS because the boost button is so helpful and the last thing you want to mess around with during a contraction is adjusting the intensity of the TENS!

        Best decision ever!

        The TENS machine was a game changer for my labour! It helped me so much that I was able to have an unmedicated birth, which is what I wanted but wasn’t sure how I was going to go seeing as it was my first birth. Highly recommend! It is so easy to use and the birth store made it an easy and seamless experience.

        Hi Mel, we are so happy the TENS could assist you in an unmeidcated labour and birth :)
        We hope your postpartum is going well and your are enjoying your new little addition.

        Samantha Oxenham
        Do it!!

        The best thing I could have done for my labour. Wish I had it for my first. Took the edge off and was so useful. Do it, you won’t regret hiring it.

        Hi Samantha, thank you so much for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed using your TENS :)

        Georgia Graffin
        The boost setting

        The TENs was great for the first few hours of labour, then when things got hairy, the boost button stopped working and the e-stim would cut out, rather than increase. It stopped being helpful when I needed it the most. I was in too much pain and didn’t have time between contractions to trouble shoot.

        Hi Georgia, thank you for your review; I'm sorry to hear about this. Whilst rare, sometimes the machine can be broken during use and when this occurs, we ensure it is taken out of rotation so that no one will receive a broken machine. However, when a cut-out occurs, it can sometimes be because the wires were tugged on and slightly pulled out of the machine or electrodes - they're in the ports pretty tight, so again, it's pretty rare but can happen, and the electrical cut-out is a safety feature. I appreciate that you weren't in the mindset to troubleshoot during labour though, and I'm sorry you didn't get to continue using the TENS that was helping you at the start. I do hope everything went well otherwise for you, though. If you have anything to add about your experience, please get in touch with us at, as machine quality is one of our main priorities. Thank you, Celeste

        Tani Gong

        Elle Labour TENS Machine 2 Hire

        Worth its weight in gold!

        This was worth every cent - my TENS and a birth comb were the only pain management I needed through my labour!
        My little one was born sunny side up, and I had several midwives say they were shocked that I made it through that without needing any medication for pain!
        The birth store were easy to hire from, communication on delivery and expected return was clear and concise, shipping was quick and easy.
        I would absolutely hire from TBS again with no hesitation. I'm beyond happy with my experience.

        Hi A.D, thank you so much for your lovely review. WOW! We are impressed too - well done! We are so happy the TENS could help you through. Hope all is going well for you and bubs :)

        Too easy!

        I delivered my son practically drug free (a few puffs on the gas that made me nauseous 🤢) which allowed me to keep moving helping my labour move along quickly and my son was born without any nasties in his system. The TENS machine really helped!!!
        Hiring the TENS machine was so easy and affordable. I would definitely do it again using The Birth Store. Thank you 💕🌻🥰

        Hi Tara, we are so happy to hear your could birth yoru son using the TENS for pain relief. We hope you are both doing well :)

        Worth it

        I purchased this with intention of using it during my labour as a drug free option, however I never used the item but I’m glad I brought it as an option and had the piece of mind knowing it was there if i needed it.
        I’ll be hiring again for future births too.

        Hi Amber, thank you for the review even through you didnt get to use it. We look forward to helping you next time :)

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