The Elle TENS is one of our most popular TENS machines. It is the base model, however it emits electrical impulses identically to the TENS 2 and TENS Plus. It still allows you to have control over the boost function with Opti-max technology. Opti-max supports you when you really need that extra surge of power in the final stages of birth.

The only significant difference between the Elle TENS to the two other units, is that it does not include a contraction timer. We have found that a majority of our mums are not phased without this feature.

TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Transcutaneous, means across the skin. A TENS machine passes small electrical currents across the skin, via four small electrodes that stick to the skin of your lower back.

TENS machines (when used during birth) have been hypothesised to work via a number of factors including; giving your body a distraction from the contraction pains;  it may assist in blocking pain signals from reaching your brain, and release feel good hormones known as endorphins; allowing for an overall more positive birthing experience.


  • TENS is a small, portable, battery-operated machine; therefor it is a great option for at home use (and fab for the car ride to hospital too).
  • The impulse frequency and strength can be self-adjusted, to suit your needs.
  • If you don’t like the feeling, or you’re not getting the desired effect, you haven’t committed to anything. The electrodes can be removed and you are able to try other pain relief options.
  • Most importantly, there are no known adverse outcomes from the use of a TENS machine; it is safe for both mum and bub.

How does our TENS hire work?

Mama and I TENS offers a long hire period of 8 weeks, to allow ample opportunity for bubs arrival, and importantly time for you to relax in the postpartum journey.

Select the date (on the calendar) when you would like to receive your TENS machine. The calendar will show the availability of the machine, by allowing you to select the date.  We recommend that you select to receive your TENS when you will be 36 weeks pregnant.

Late to book/no availability on the calendar?

Email us hello@mamaanditens.com.au and we will try our best to organise a machine for you on your requested date.

Due in a few months?

You can book your TENS as far in advance as you like, which we strongly encourage due to increasing popularity and demand.

PLEASE NOTE: We will ship your device to you 1 week prior to your selected hire date (when booked early) to ensure your device arrives when requested. Sometimes (very rarely) a delivery will take longer than anticipated and is unfortunately out of our control. Please be sure to inform us of this at hello@mamaanditens.com.au if you have any issues with delivery.

Included in your hire:

  • Elle TENS  – Preset modes (Burst and Boost)
  • 4 x brand new reusable electrode pads (can be reused up to 20-30 times)
  • 4 x brand new AA batteries (we encourage including a few extra sets of your own - just in case!)
  • 2 x leadwires
  • Mama and I lanyard and carry satchel
  • Full instruction manual
  • Australia Post Prepaid bubble satchel to return your TENS machine

Spare electrodes can be purchased here for only $10 Spare Electrode Pads – Mama and I TENS


Which TENS is the right one for me?

When choosing your TENS machine remember:

🌸 All machines deliver the same level of pain relief.

🌸The differing factors between the devices are ONLY added bonus features.

We hope this helps when making your decision 🤍

Returning your TENS

You will receive a reminder when your device is due back, so you don’t forget!

Once you have finished with your TENS, place ALL contents (as above) into the prepaid bubble satchel. Then drop it in at your nearest Australia Post outlet, and be sure to keep your lodgement receipt in case there are any issues with your return.

Private Health Rebate

You may be covered for a TENS hire and/or purchase rebate, if you have private health insurance. Once you have placed an order with us, you will automatically receive a PDF invoice, which you can then submit to your health provider. Each provider and level of plan offers different rebates, but it is certainly something to look into!

Please note that our TENS Hire Prices have increased as of September 2021 due to COVID-19 inflation's.

Elle TENS instruction manual

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
Asha (Adelaide, AU)
5 Stars!

Would absolutely recommend the Elle Tens Machine! I got through 10 hours of labour drug free by using the Tens machine alone. I honestly would not have been able to do it without it. I was sceptical but it honestly worked so well for me. If I have another baby I would 100% use to again, no questions asked. I left it to the last minute and hired it with only 2 weeks until my due date but received it within a few days. The 8 week hire made it so easy and I wasn't stressed out about getting it back to Mama and I in time when I was still in my newborn bubble!

Danya Doran
Amazing product

I used the Elle tens for my second birth, I wish I had it first time around, I don’t know what I would have done without it this time!! I was induced and all up had 2 hours labour drug free using the tens machine right up until pushing! It really helped !!!! Best thing ever!

Lauren Farrugia (Balwyn North, AU)
Absolute life saver.

I loved having the TENS machine with me while I was I labour. All of my pain was is my lower back and upper thighs and the TENS helped me go for 6 1/2 unmediated. We also tried the pads on my upper thighs and they helped tremendously.
I would definitely recommend the TENS machine to any expectant mother wanting labour as naturally as possible.

Alana Cohen (Melbourne, AU)


Chloe Ebb (Mooroolbark, AU)
Super helpful!

Unbelievably helpful in managing the pain during contractions! I love that I was in control of the intensity and the convenience of having it hanging around my neck on the lanyard. I used the TENS constantly until I was around 8-9cm dilated which no doubt managed the urge to get an epidural (as this was my preference). When I jumped into the shower I had to take the TENS off, but it was brilliant in helping me through transition. I highly recommend this product, particularly if you are going for a drug free birth. Hire process and return was extremely straight forward also!