2016 Babycare TENS Round-up

Here at Babycare TENS, we’d like to share with you the amazing year we had in 2016 with the intention on having another successful year.

The already award winning Elle TENS continued its success by winning the gold gong at the Prima Baby and Pregnancy Awards (now known as the Made for Mums Awards).

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The Obi TENS won its very first award at the Mumii Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards chosen by the consumers.

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Lastly, the award winning Elle TENS Plus was shortlisted at the prestigious Mother and Baby awards also known as the baby Oscars. This was a very important step for us.

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We have got a lot of great things lined up for 2017 and we can’t wait to share them with you. To get a first look at what’s coming; join us at the Harrogate International Nursery Fair between 28th and 30th March in the Harrogate International Centre, stand C68. See you there!

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For more information on the Harrogate International Nursery Fair, visit: https://goo.gl/EXmBro

For more information on our maternity TENS products, visit: https://goo.gl/RxG3v9

You’re not crazy, cravings are real!

Pregnancy is a beautiful stage that most women will experience at some point in their lives. Another stage they will most likely experience is “the crave”. Cravings are not to be messed with, especially when they hit you at an unusual hour, say 3am in the morning when you should be asleep (be kind to your other half). In fact, between 50-90% pregnant women experience cravings. Not all cravings are weird and out of this world like cotton, rubber, sponge, toothpaste, chalk, even bubbles. But some cravings can be very specific…

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“I craved pie and mash from a specific shop in Debden! It had to be from there otherwise it just wouldn’t satisfy my craving! This was all good until it was past 5pm or a Sunday then it was shut!”

“I craved Lemon Barley Lucozade with my first. I can’t think of anything that I craved for my second – probably just Greggs”

“Hard, yellow cheese, cheddar, tomatoes, anything made from potatoes – roast, boiled, chips, crisps!”

“Homemade scrambled eggs with my daughter and shop bought Pakoras with my son. It had to be shop bought”

“The first I craved Jamaican Pattys. For my second I craved ice cream mixed up with Haribos and ate it all together with carrot sticks.”

 

As much as there are cravings, there are also quite a few things women hate while being pregnant…

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“I used to love mushroom soup but I could not stand the smell of it when pregnant, never mind eat it.  In fact it took me a very long time to like it again.  I always love tea but every time I was pregnant the thought of drinking tea made me sick”

“Basmati rice, the smell of it cooking made me nauseous and I also couldn’t stand oil, butter or margarine”

“I went off raw meat. My sense of smell was so high; the smell of it made me sick, couldn’t touch it, let alone cook it”

“I craved pie and mash during my first pregnancy but then totally went off red meat. It’s weird because I could still eat pie and mash but if it wasn’t the pie, I just couldn’t eat red meat”

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What did you crave while you were pregnant? Comment below and share your stories.

When To Hire & Purchase a TENS Machine For Labour

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So you’ve decided that you’ve opted in for a drug free labour but you’re confused about the best time to purchase or hire an obstetric TENS. This couldn’t be any easier at Babycare TENS.

Purchasing an obstetric TENS machine can be done at any point during your pregnancy; however they cannot be used for general pain relief until you’re at week 37 of your pregnancy aka “full term”. Why is this? Because if used before week 37, it could potentially induce your labour and this wouldn’t be safe for the baby. You can test the machine out on your arms beforehand so you can get an idea of what it will feel like once placed on your back during labour, so by then you will feel much more comfortable using the machine.

When hiring an obstetric TENS machine, it’s always best to hire it early. Although we hire out our TENS machines for a maximum of 6 weeks, once your order has been placed, we don’t actually send the hired unit out until week 37. So you’ll have the hired unit into the 43rd week of your pregnancy. What week do we suggest you place an order? Around week 24 seems to be early enough but this is just a guide (and being organised). We do ask for your due date when placing an order so you won’t have to worry about calculating your weeks.

If you’re one of those who love to work under pressure and enjoy the rush, we also offer a next day delivery service if you’re worried about going into labour soon. You have to make sure you place your order before 2pm for next day deliveries. This obviously varies for weekends and holidays but all of this information can be found on our website.