After having horrible back pain last night and being convinced I was in labour, I have decided to try and get a tens machine to help me deal with the pain when the time really does come. I have looked at Boots online, but can't see where it says you can hire a tens, and they seem quite expensive to buy. I used a hospital one with dd as I was already there being induced, and it was a big help, but I intend to stay at home as long as possible this time, so would like to have one to hand. Any suggestions?
I used www.tenshire.co.uk , really simple transaction, everything arrived the next day. About £25 I think for 6 week hire, but came with a note saying I could pay a further £5 to keep tthe machine.. which I may well do if I like using it.
One of the wires on the machine that came didn't work properly when I tested it, so I rang their number, spoke to someone right away and had a whole new unit the very next morning, no hassle. I was very impressed.
I got mine from Babycaretens - I phoned to inquire about hiring the Elle Tens machine and was told that they had a special offer on selling them for half price which worked out at only £12 more than hiring. NCT have it on sale too. I have high hopes that it does the job!