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Use of TENS in Labor
​for Birth Doulas

Thursday, August 13, 2020


$40 - $140

An Advanced Doula Training

Relief of back pain in childbirth can be accomplished with the use of a TENS unit—transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Add this new tool to your doula bag for even more options for your clients.  

Continuing Education Contact Hours
Earn 2.0 DONA International continuing education contact hours, applicable toward recertification, for attendance at this workshop.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe theories explaining the physiological mechanisms of pain relief with TENS
  • Discuss research findings on pain relief, safety, and satisfaction with TENS during      labor
  • Demonstrate the proper application of TENS
  • List the parts of a TENS unit
  • Describe the physical sensations caused by TENS
  • Discuss precautions and reasons for these precautions with the use of TENS
  • Discuss a step-by-step protocol for the implementation of TENS by the doula​
  • Describe the requirements for DONA International approval to use TEN


  • $140 for 2.0 DONA contact hours PLUS a TENS unit and three electrode packs
  • Registration is limited to a small group class
  • TENS units are limited, so register early!
  • A limited number of workshop-attendance only spots at $40 for 2.0 DONA contact hours may be available, once TENS units are all sold.

Cancellation Policy:

A $5 materials fee will be retained for a cancellation or substitution the day of the workshop, but a registration can be transferred to a substitute up to one day in advance without penalty.

Minimum: 6 registrations
Maximum:  20 registrations
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