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#1 Wildence

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Hi All,

Does the machine really work? help with the first stage labour?

Also, ive heard that its possible to claim full rebate on purchase, is it still the case?

Thanks in advance

#2 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

I used one for my second labour and found it very helpful. Particularly when combined with stomping my feet.
With the health fund rebate it was cheaper to buy the TENs machine than hire one.

Edited by Angelina Ballerina, 21 January 2013 - 01:27 PM.

#3 Wildence

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thanks for a quick reply.

DO i need a letter from my DR advising me to get one in order to claim the rebate?


#4 froglett

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Best. Thing. Ever.
Well worth the $65 it cost to hire it. In the end I was induced and after the first lot of gel I was in full blown labour.
I used it all the way through- I started pushing but DS wasn't coping so ended up emergency cs.
Was even better relief than the bath.

#5 MintyBiscuit

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

I credit mine with allowing me to avoid any drugs. DS was mostly posterior and I got all my contractions in my lower back. The TENS machine was brilliant.

As far as the rebate you should contact your health fund and ask what they require as it can vary between funds

#6 busymumof1&1/2

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I loved my TENS with my second. It helped me get through hours of labour without the help of any drugs.

#7 CallMeFeral

Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

My early stage labour went for AAAAGES and I don't know how I'd have got through without the TENS. I alternated between that and water, but I couldn't have been in water for 12 hours or I'd have dissolved, so thank heavens for the tens!

#8 Wildence

Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Thanks for your replies.

We decided to buy one, will only be $30 out of pocket, so pretty happy about it original.gif

hope it really helps!

#9 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:13 AM

I borrowed one from the hospital, and loved it, both times

#10 imamumto3

Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

loved my tens, got me through 2 drug free labours and delivery

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