Attack of the Villainous Period Pains

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As a woman, you get to experience what is cherish-ably noticed as a miracle… giving birth. But before getting there, we all have to go through “that time of the month” situation which in many cases is a terror to deal with (especially if you’re on the receiving end). It’s not just PMS that’s an issue, but the dreaded period pains that is evitable every single month.

Period pains are caused by the muscular wall of the womb contracting. During your period, these contractions work up a sweat and contract much more vigorously to encourage the part of the womb to shed away, resulting in your menstrual cycle. When these contractions are happening, it compresses the blood vessels that line your womb, temporarily cutting off the blood/oxygen supply. Because of this “choking” effect, the tissues in your womb release chemicals that trigger pain. It doesn’t even end there.

Because of this pain, another chemical is then released (the body is such a wonderful instrument) called Prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are a sneaking encouragement for the womb muscles making them contract further increasing the level of pain. So that is what’s going on down there!

Fear not! It is the 21st century and there are many drug free related options to reduce the trauma. Warm baths, mini massages around the lower abdomen area, hot water bottles are the cosy, relaxed approach to ease and calm the arcade action fighting game that’s happening in the womb. Soft exercise, yoga and pilates are also other options as being active really does help to distract you and ease the pain.


TENS machines such as the Smart TENS and the Flexi TENS also offer a lot of support. These machines send out tiny electrical pulses through sticky electrode pads which when placed on your skin will stimulate the nerves in the pelvic area, essentially blocking the pain signals. How cool and discrete is that?

Some women do experience this intense pain much more than others, but now you know how it can be helped. We love to make life just an ounce easier.

Click here for more useful information on TENS machines to help you out, peruse to your pleasure.


Babycare TENS is taking part in Christmas Jumper Day!


On Friday 12th December, the nation will be wearing Christmas Jumpers to work, school and so on to raise money for the ‘Save the Children’ charity. All you have to do is wear a Christmas Jumper or anything Christmassy and donate!

Everyone at Babycare TENS will be participating so we’ll be donning our funky Christmas Jumpers on the 12th December in aid of the charity.

If you’d like to donate, please Text TEAMBABYCARE to 70050 to donate £2 to the Save the Children charity now. 100% of the donations will be given, plus the UK government will be matching every pound donated! By Texting TEAMBABYCARE, you’ll be joining our team and you can follow the amount raised by TEAMBABYCARE on the Woolly Wonderboard by clicking here.

Feel free to post up your pictures and tag us on Twitter @BabycareTens and on our Facebook page – Babycare TENS and we’ll retweet/share them!

For more information about the ‘Save the Children’ charity and on different ways you can get involved, visit:



The Elle TENS Plus – Winner of the Mumii Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2014

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Mumii, the place to go for mums had recently run a consumer choice awards with many nominations in different categories including the Elle TENS Plus. Thousands of consumers casted their vote for what they thought was the stand out product of this year.

After an impressive campaign, the Elle TENS Plus had won Gold in its category of Monitor – TENS Machines.

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Jo Studholme, Editor-in-Chief of Mumii mentions “We are thrilled with the responses from both brands and consumers this year. Our awards are very special as they are voted for by the consumer and we give them a voice and a chance to tell everyone who they love, rate and want to recommend. We look forward to building on this success and thank everyone who entered a product and voted.”

A huge thank you to everyone who had voted!