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Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting
© Penny Stansfield
Thursday, June 22, 2017
For Members of DONA International
What is TENS?
As defined by Eva Bild and Penny Simkin…….¨ TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It is a safe, non-drug method of pain control for labor¨ It is a handheld, battery-operated device, which transmits mild electrical impulses through the skin to stimulate nerve fibers in the back.¨It reduces pain in labor whilst allowing the laboring woman freedom to move and walk ¨ It is especially useful for back labor¨ Research findings on TENS (Carroll et al, 1997) have shown that laboring women using the device use less pain medication than women using a “sham” TENS device. ¨ The majority of women surveyed (Chamberlain et al, 1993) rated it as moderately or very helpful in relieving pain, and would use it again in a future labor. ¨ A study that investigated the use of TENS for back pain in labor found that “TENS has a specific beneficial effect on pain localized in the back.” (Bundsen et al, 1981). ¨A second study (Thomas et al, 1988) also found relief of back pain with TENS.
This half-day training will be in the form of a participative workshop with a lot of hands-on practice. The following topics will be covered:
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Minimum: 6 registrations
Maximum: 14 registrations
Registration Deadline: Pre-paid registration required by June 7, 2013
Instructor: Penny Stansfield, CCE, CD (DONA), CMT
Om Baby Pregnancy & Parenting Center
2201 Market Street, Rear - Camp Hill, PA
The Om Center LLC