Birth Tub & TENS Unit Rental

Birth Tub Rental

  • A birth tub can add so much comfort to your labor!
  • Increases comfort and mobility
  • Natural pain relief
  • Lowers stress and increases relaxation
  • Increases feeling of control
  • Gentle welcome for baby
  • Lower risk of significant tearing
  • Higher satisfaction with birth experience

I offer full service tub rentals for home births. This includes full delivery, set up, and then draining, cleaning and removing the pool. Supplies included are the tub liner, floor liner, debris net, thermometer.

I will be on call 24/7 starting at 37 weeks to come to you and set up the birth tub when you are in labor.

I offer support via phone/virtual, if needed.

TENS Unit Use and Rental

  • TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation.
  • I offer the use of a TENS unit as part of my doula package -there is no additional cost for you as my client.
  • People say that a TENS unit reduced their experience of pain, particularly pain associated with back labor. You can use it in labor and stay mobile and remain clear-headed.
  • It is not hard to use but it will be helpful to try it out together prior to labor, at our prenatal, so you are familiar with it.
  • Most people report that having a TENS unit feels like pins and needles or your body part is “falling asleep”.
  • A TENS unit is most effective when you start during the early stages of your labor, but you can use it anytime.
  • You cannot use it in the water, electricity and water don’t mix. We can take it off and then put it on again when you get out of the water.
  • If you get an epidural then you will stop using the TENS unit at that time. The TENS unit is not used in areas or under circumstances where you do not have full sensation.
  • It does not interfere with fetal monitoring and there is no known risk to the baby.
  • There are a few medical conditions that make the TENS unit not a good choice for some people. Talk to your care provider to confirm that the TENS unit is a safe choice for you.