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Can you use a TENS machine at 19 weeks?

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shinyshilling Mon 14-Jul-08 23:03:51

Can anyone remind me if you can use a TENS machine at 19 weeks for low back pain? Think it's safe but would just like to check.

pregnancy1 Tue 15-Jul-08 08:38:27

I didn't think so. I went for a tens demo at 30-ish weeks and was told you couldn't use a tens until about 38 weeks as it might bring on early labour....
I'm not sure about 19 weeks, but I'd def double check first (maybe with a tens manufacturer or instruction manual or NHS direct etc etc)

littleducks Tue 15-Jul-08 08:46:48


check your machines instructions but mine was a definate no due to poss of mc.

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