Perfect Mama + is a TENS unit designed to provide pain relief in labour and has the additional benefit of a contraction timer. It can also be used to aid the production of breast milk, help combat menstrual pains and for pain relief post-partum.
Maternity TENS machines are medically proven to be safe and effective, therefore they can be combined with other pain relief in labour practices such as waterbirth. Perfect Mama+ is a portable and easy to use tool and even your partner can participate in helping to apply it.
This is the most modern approach to pain relief in labour known today, highly recommended by midwives. Even after you’ve given birth you will find Perfect Mama+ remaining just as relevant for it works miracles when providing smoother postpartum recovery. In other words, this is not a traditional maternity TENS unit that will only be used during labour – it will be useful for long after.
Our drug-free childbirth pain relief TENS unit is approved by the NHS, as well as its use being proven scientifically. Additionally, as a safety feature, it has an open circuit system integrated, which means if the electrode does not have full contact, the power will be cut off automatically. automatically.
Do NOT use if you have a pacemaker (or if you have a heart rhythm problem) or with any electronic medical devices. Using this unit with electronic medical devices may cause erroneous operation of the device. Stimulation in the direct vicinity of an implanted device may affect some models.
Do NOT use during the first three months of pregnancy. It is not known whether TENS may affect foetal development.
Do NOT use on the abdomen in the later stages of pregnancy. Stop using immediately if you experience unexpected contractions.
Do NOT use when driving, operating machinery, or similar actions needing muscular control. Loose electrode pads, damaged leads, or sudden changes in contact may cause brief involuntary muscle movements.
Do NOT use to mask or relieve undiagnosed pain. This may delay diagnosis of a progressive condition.
Do NOT use if you have, in the area being treated: active or suspected cancer or undiagnosed pain with a history of cancer. Stimulation directly through a confirmed or suspected malignancy should be avoided as it may stimulate growth and promote spread of cancer cells.
Do NOT use electrodes on the front of the neck. Stimulation on the front of the neck can affect your heart rate or cause contraction of the throat.
Do NOT use electrodes across the chest. Very strong stimulation across the chest may cause an extra heartbeat and/or rhythm disturbances to your heart, which could be lethal.
Do NOT use Perfect mama+ while simultaneously connected to high frequency surgical equipment as it may result in burns at the site of stimulator electrodes and possible damage to the stimulator.
Do NOT use Perfect mama+ in close proximity (e.g. 1 m) to a shortwave or microwave as this may produce instability in the stimulator output.
Do NOT use electrodes near the thorax as this may increase the risk of cardiac fibrillation.
Caution should be used if you have a bleeding disorder as stimulation may increase blood flow to the stimulated region.
Caution should be used if you have suspected or diagnosed epilepsy as electrical stimulation may affect seizure threshold.
Caution should be observed when using the device at the same time as being connected to monitoring equipment with body worn electrode pads.
TENS machines may affect ECG based foetal heart rate monitors, causing them to give a very high reading. Please advise hospital staff that you are using a TENS device.
Caution should be used following recent surgical procedures. Stimulation may disrupt the healing process.
Caution Not intended for use in an oxygen rich environment.
Caution Not intended for use in conjunction with flammable anaesthetics or flammable agents.
Caution The patient is an intended operator.
Caution Do not service and maintain the device while in use.
Caution Maintenance and all repairs should only be carried out by an authorized agency. The manufacturer will not be held responsible for the results of maintenance or repairs by unauthorized persons.
If necessary, we will provide circuit diagrams, component part lists or other information that will assist authorized service personnel to repair the device.
Caution The operator should not touch the patient at the same time when touching the battery output.
Caution Keep away from pets and pests
Caution Do not permit use by persons unable to understand the instructions such as those with cognitive disabilities, i.e.; Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Caution Keep away from children under 5 years of age. Long cord - risk of strangulation in infants.
Caution should be observed when using the perfect mama+ at high strength settings. Prolonged use at high settings may cause muscle injury or tissue inflammation. The perfect mama+ is capable of delivering outputs in excess of 10 mA (RMS) or 10 V averaged over any period of 1 sec. This is indicated by the yellow LED light on the output socket.
DO NOT PLACE ELECTRODE PADS
• On skin, which does not have normal sensation. If the skin is numb too great a strength may be used, which could result in skin inflammation.
• On broken skin. The electrode pads could encourage infection.
• On the front of the neck. This could cause the airway to close, giving breathing problems. May cause sudden drop in blood pressure (vasovagal response).
• Over the eyes. May affect eyesight or cause headaches.
• Across the front of the head. Effect on patients who have had strokes or seizures is not known. May affect your sense of balance. The effects of stimulation on the brain are unknown.
ELECTRODE PADS CAUTION
Caution: Do not ignore any allergic reaction to the electrode pads: If a skin irritation develops, stop using TENS, as this type of electrodes may not be suitable for you. Alternative electrode pads specially made for sensitive skin are available.
Caution: Do not use this device with leads or electrode pads other than those recommended by the manufacturer. Performance may vary from specification. Electrodes with smaller surface area may cause tissue irritation.
Caution: Do not use high intensity settings if electrodes are smaller than 50x50mm.
Note: Electrode pads supplied have no measurable latex content.
TO KEEP YOUR DEVICE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL CAUTIONS
Caution: Do not immerse your device in water or place it close to excessive heat such as a fireplace or radiant heater or sources of high humidity such as a nebulizer or kettle as this may cause it to cease to operate correctly.
Caution: Keep the device away from sunlight, as long-term exposure to sunlight may affect the rubber causing it to become less elastic and crack.
Caution: Keep the device away from lint and dust, as long-term exposure to lint or dust may affect the sockets or cause the battery connector to develop a bad contact.
Caution: Temperature & Relative Humidity of operating: 5°C to +40°C, 15% to 93% R.H. Temperature & Relative Humidity of storage: -25°C to +70°C, up to 93% R.H.
Caution: There are no serviceable user parts. Do not attempt to open or modify the TENS unit. This may affect the safe operation of the unit and will invalidate the warranty.
Note: There are no known side effect to TENS use and long-term TENS use is not harmful.