Labour

The technique
Pulsar works by sending electrical impulses across your skin which gently stimulate your ‘touch’ nerves.

This stimulation acts to block many of the pain signals reaching the brain and it also encourages the body to produce its own natural pain relieving substances, called Endorphins, which further reduce the awareness of pain.

Pulsar is safe for you and your baby
Pulsar uses the natural regulatory systems within your body and has no known harmful effects either on you or your baby.

In practice, babies born to mothers using Pulsar are more alert and responsive than those born to mothers using powerful drugs such as Pethidine.

Pulsar can be used alone as the primary method of pain relief during childbirth but is often used in conjunction with other forms of analgesia, such as Entonox or ‘gas and oxygen’.

The electrode placement positions on your back have been carefully chosen to provide maximum pain relief without any harmful effects. The sensation produced at the electrodes can be described as a pleasant tingling feeling.

Many of your pain signals will be blocked instantly while your pain relieving endorphins will build with time. The strength of stimulation is set by you to the highest comfortable level. For extra pain relief during contractions, an additional hand held boost button increases the rate of Pulsar’s stimulation pulses.

The technique is non-invasive easily used and reversible. When Pulsar is switched off, the blocking of the nerve pathways stops and the endorphins produced are broken down by your body over a period of several hours with no remaining effects.

A step by step guide in every rental pack shows you exactly where to position the electrodes and how to use Pulsar. You will also have free access to our Pulsar Careline for further help and support.

Pulsar can also be used for post operative pain relief after a Caesarian section. Specific details of this application are given in the user guide.

You should not use Pulsar if you have a Cardiac pacemaker.