TENS machines have been shown to help reduce pain in labour and are a useful tool for doulas to have in their labour goodie bag. But how do you know you’re using it correctly? How do you know when and how to use it? Our half-day session will explore this and more!
Our TENS for Doulas Training dives deep into how you use a TENS machine with clients and how it can become an important tool in your bag. It’s a half day session that will leave you feeling informed and confident.
You attach the pads directly to your skin. When the machine is switched on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the affected area of your body, which you feel as a tingling sensation. The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which may help relieve pain and relax muscles.
Investment – Tuition
Early Bird Discount: Save $10 when you register 6 weeks in advance.
Meet your Trainer – Stephanie Antunes
Stefanie Antunes has been a Lamaze® Educator and doula since 2002, after the birth of her second son showed her just how valuable it is to be prepared for birth and to have good support around you.
Stefanie is a visionary in the childbirth field. She leads the Discover Birth organization providing a variety of services to expectant parents and training for those wishing to pursue work in the childbirth field. Stefanie is a board member with the Association of Ontario Doulas, former Public Relations Director for DONA International, and sits on many local boards and coalitions to improve our communities. She is a DONA-approved Birth Doula Trainer, runs an Approved Program for Lamaze International and runs two doula agencies Discover Birth and The Nesting Place. Stefanie is the founder of The Birth Doula Program at the Scarborough Hospital.