The Use of TENS in Labor
for Birth Doulas

An Advanced Doula Training

Relief of back pain in childbirth can be accomplished with the use of a TENS unit—transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Add this new tool to your doula bag for even more options for your clients.  

Workshop Dates, Times and Locations

  • August 29, 2019 — Strongsville, Ohio

    • 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

  • August 29, 2019 — Strongsville, Ohio

    • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Stay tuned for additional dates and locations!

Continuing Education Contact Hours

Earn 2.0 DONA International continuing education contact hours, applicable toward recertification, for attendance at this workshop.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe theories explaining the physiological mechanisms of pain relief with TENS

  • Discuss research findings on pain relief, safety, and satisfaction with TENS during      labor

  • Demonstrate the proper application of TENS

  • List the parts of a TENS unit

  • Describe the physical sensations caused by TENS

  • Discuss precautions and reasons for these precautions with the use of TENS

  • Discuss a step-by-step protocol for the implementation of TENS by the doula

  • Describe the requirements for DONA International approval to use TENS


  • $140 for 2.0 contact hours PLUS a TENS unit and three electrode packs

  • Registration is limited to a small group class

  • TENS units are limited, so register early!

Cancellation Policy:

A $5 materials fee will be retained for a cancellation or substitution the day of the workshop, but a registration can be transferred to a substitute up to one day in advance without penalty.

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