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

    • 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.

Earn FREE contact hours with the purchase of a TENS unit!

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


  • $160 for 2.0 contact hours PLUS a TENS unit and three electrode packs

  • $50 attendance only, no contact hours or TENS unit

  • 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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