TENS Unit Training
TENS Unit for Use in Labor is an Advanced Doula Training on the Safe and Effective Use of TENS to Reduce Pain in Labor.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a common tool long used to help with the pain of childbirth across Europe. Learn how to add this tool/skill to your birth bag and help your clients to reduce labor pain, especially the pain of back labor. Get a chance to try a unit on yourself, learn the proper protocols on safe use, how to introduce it to your clients and their providers, and purchase your own unit for use with your clients after the training.
Obstetric TENS has been found to be an effective technique for pain control in over 80 percent of births. Many studies have been done in Europe with marked success, especially for back pain in labor. This is a great addition to your labor support skill set and will increase client satisfaction and reduce pain, quickly becoming one of your favorite methods for helping your clients cope and handle childbirth pain, especially that dreaded back labor!
You do not need to be a certified or experienced doula to attend any of these sessions; you do need to have completed a basic doula training or be in midwifery or nursing school. Midwives, midwifery students, L&D nurses, and childbirth educators are also welcome to attend.
This course is available via Videoconferencing! Two paying doulas must attend together for hands-on practice, and at least one TENS Unit must be purchased in advance. Click here for details.
TENS units and extra TENS stimulating pads are available for pre-order to be delivered at the training. A limited number of units may be available for purchase the day of the training. If you are interested in purchasing a TENS Unit or electrodes, please contact Carrie.
TENS units are equipped with the following:
- TENS carrying case
- 4 stimulating pads (electrodes)
- Integrated boost button
- Extra set of wires
- Belt clip or strap
Cost of the TENS Unit is $110 (including all of the above, plus an extra set of electrodes)
Extra TENS electrodes $8.00 (set of four electrodes)
What you pay, What you get
The fee for this course is $40. 2.0 CEUs from DONA are available for this course.
Pre-requisite: Completion of a birth doula training.
This class is held once a quarter. Want to know when the next classes are? Click on the calendar below.