72: Using TENS in labor with Judy Key

Pregnancy Podcast – Episode 72: Using TENS in labor with Judy Key

Judy Key is a DONA Certified Birth Doula and Certified Childbirth Educator. She works with New Life Birth Services, a doula collective in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Judy’s favorite part of her life as a doula are the new relationships that are born out of supporting families. 

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Show Notes

-What is a TENS unit?

-Is it safe for both mom and baby?

-How can this help with pain management during labor? 

(is there a difference between low intensity and high intensity)

-What is the Gate Control Theory? 

-Are there any downsides to using a TENS machine?

-Can you use it in conjunction with other pain relief options?

-Where do you typically connect the pads?

-How do you select a TENS unit? 

Judy’s Recommended Product: 

OBI TENS Plus with Booster Button (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001DDZBHK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_NF3EFb2476GX2 

Dr. Frederick’s TENS Unit Electrodes : https://amzn.to/34qHSGS 

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Website: https://www.newlifebirthservices.org/

Intro Song courtesy of:

I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque