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Shelli08 Fri 24-Oct-08 18:56:21

Hi im 37+2 weeks and i have borrowed a tens machine from a midwife but i forgot to ask her can i try it on my back even though im not in labour because it looks more tricky than i thought and i dont fancy trying to work it out while im in labour!! does anyone know if its safe to have a try now??

pookamoo Fri 24-Oct-08 18:59:14

At our NCT class they said it is NOT recommended to try it out before.

Try it on DH/DP instead! wink

Mummywannabe Fri 24-Oct-08 20:15:05

on my tens it said not to be used before 36 weeks i think. Tried it briefly at your stage. I found mine fab, didn't really stop the pain but helped. Used it alot at home and right up to pushing stage when they made me take it off! Good luck.

bikerunski Fri 24-Oct-08 22:13:23

I got mine at 38 weeks and tried it out - glad I did, DS came 2 days later. I thought it was useless by the way! I'm pretty sure it said OK to use after 37 weeks. (lots of babies come around then, and I'm sure some of their mums use TENS).

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