Elle TENS FAQ
Yes. The Elle TENS is made by Babycare TENS. Babycare has an active medical device license with Health Canada for the Elle TENS. The Elle TENS can safely be used after the 37th week of pregnancy. Do not use it before 37 weeks unless directed to by your care provider. There are no known side effects to you or your baby.
Most people can use a TENS unit safely. If you have epilepsy or any type of heart condition please consult with your medical professional before using any TENS unit. Do not use a TENS unit if you have a pacemaker.
- It’s easy to use.
- You control it.
- It can be used for a home or hospital birth.
- You can put it on or take it off as needed.
- It’s an effective method of drug-free pain relief.
- It’s safe for you and your baby.
- It’s portable and non-invasive.
- It will help you stay relaxed and in control.
- You can continue moving while using it.
- No unwanted side effects
No. The Babycare Elle TENS units have been specifically designed for use in labour. Larger electrode pads are used and the “Boost” mode is essentially for pain relieve during contractions.
Yes. The Elle TENS is an excellent method for coping before you are able to enter the birthing pool but cannot be used in water. You will not be able to enter the birthing pool until you are at least 4-5 cm dilated and in active labour so using the Elle TENS before then will help you cope.
Yes. The Elle TENS can be used at the hospital. It can safely be used when an external fetal monitor is in place. However, if you receive an epidural or spinal anaesthesia the TENS unit should not be used, nor can it be used in water.
Yes. Depending on your extended medical benefits you may be able to be reimbursed for all or part of the rental fee. You will receive a receipt along with your rental unit to submit for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company for more information.
Yes. It is safe to use after giving birth to treat cramps, shoulder pain, hip or backache.
The rental fee is $90 for a 40 day rental period. Any additional time is subject to the added fee of $15 per week (or part there of).
The rental period is for 40 days however if you’d like to extent your rental that may be possible for an additional $15 per week (or part there of).
- Elle TENS Plus unit with built in contraction timer
- New set of 4 Self Adhesive Electrode Pads (Re-usable by you only) ~ Additional set of electrodes are available upon request for an added $15 each
- 2 sets of batteries
- 2 Leadwires and 1 spare
- 1 Easy release neck cord
- Instruction Manual
- Quick Start Guide
- A Woman’s Guide to Drug Free Pain Relief with added tips on acupressure and a guide for the birthing partner
- Carrying pouch
- Invoice for extended health coverage
Complete the online reservation form
and submit the full payment along with it.
You have two options for receiving your rental unit. The Elle TENS unit can be mailed to you for the additional shipping fee or you can arrange to pick the unit up in Vancouver for no additional cost.
If you choose to have the unit shipped to you, you will receive a postage paid, pre-addressed label to return the unit. If you pick up the unit, you will be required to drop off the unit at a per designated time or can pay for it to be returned via shipping.
If you choose to have the TENS unit mailed, I will do my best to have it to you on or just before you reach the 37th week mark of your pregnancy. If you would like to arrange pickup, that can be arranged for when you are 37 weeks.
If your question wasn’t answered here please call me at 604.785.6669 or email Rylie@newspiritarrivals.ca