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Top 5 Non-Negotiables for Your Medical Supplies Provider

Top 5 Non-Negotiables for Your Medical Supplies Provider

As a healthcare professional, you know how important it is to have reliable and high-quality medical supplies. Whether you're a midwife, a physician, or a nurse, you need to have access to safe and effective medical equipment to provide the best care for your patients. Choosing the right supplier is crucial to ensure that you have the right products you need, when you need them, at a quality you can trust. In this blog post, we'll discuss the top 5 non-negotiables to consider when choosing a medical supplies provider..

Quality and Safety of Products

The quality and safety of medical supplies should be your top priority when choosing a provider. You need to ensure that the products they supply meet the highest standards of quality and safety to allow you to provide the best care for your patients. At Birth Supplies Canada, we understand the importance of quality, and safety and all our products are licensed by Health Canada, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. We only source our products from trusted and reliable manufacturers to ensure that they are of the highest quality.

Availability of Products

Another crucial factor to consider when choosing a medical supplies provider is the availability of products. You need a provider who can offer a wide range of products and ensure that they are always in stock. At Birth Supplies Canada, we carry a wide range of medical supplies, with a special emphasis on birthing supplies for midwives. Our inventory includes everything from sterile gloves and gowns to wound care products and diagnostic equipment. We make sure that our products are always in stock, so you can get the supplies you need when you need them.

Fast Shipping

In the healthcare industry, time is of the essence. You need a medical supplies provider who can offer fast and reliable shipping to ensure that you have the supplies you need when you need them. We understand the importance of fast shipping, Which is why we offer same-day shipping for all in-stock items, and use trusted carriers to ensure that your products arrive on time. We also offer free shipping on orders over $150, so you can save money while getting the supplies you need.

Flexible Ordering Options

Some medical supplies providers require you to purchase items in bulk, which can be inconvenient and costly. Flexible ordering options enable you to choose to buy as many or as few items as you need, without any minimum order requirements. This allows you to get the supplies you need without having to purchase more than you require. We also offer a variety of payment options, including credit card, PayPal, and e-transfer, for your convenience.

Reliable Customer Service

Finally, when choosing a medical supplies provider, you need to consider the level of customer service they offer. Your provider should be responsive, helpful, and reliable. At Birth Supplies Canada, we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service. Our knowledgeable and friendly customer service team is always available to answer your questions, offer advice, and help you find the products you need. We also have a hassle-free return policy, so you can shop with confidence.


Choosing the right medical supplies provider is crucial. You need a provider who offers high-quality and safe products, a wide range of selections, fast shipping, flexible ordering options, and reliable customer service. At Birth Supplies Canada, we meet all these criteria and more. We are licensed by Health Canada, offer fast and reliable shipping, and have a flexible ordering policy. We also have a reliable customer service team that is always ready to help. Shop with us today and experience the difference!

We Love Our Doulas!  Celebrating World Doula Week

We Love Our Doulas! Celebrating World Doula Week

Every year during the last week of March, we celebrate World Doula Week. This week-long event is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the critical role that doulas play in supporting families during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Doulas are trained professionals who provide physical, emotional, and informational support to pregnant people and their partners. They are an essential part of the birth team and help families have positive and empowering birth experiences.

Making an impact…

Doulas offer emotional and practical support that can make a significant difference in the birthing person's experience. They provide a continuous presence that can help reduce anxiety and stress and provide a sense of security and comfort. Their support can also help partners feel more involved and empowered during the birth.

In addition to the benefits for the birthing person, doulas can also have a positive impact on the entire family. They can help partners understand and participate in the birth process, provide education on newborn care, and offer support during the postpartum period. Doulas can also help families establish breastfeeding and provide resources for additional support.

At Birth Supplies Canada

We recognize and appreciate the value doulas bring to the world. To provide support we carry a wide range of products that all doulas need including: birth kits, birthing balls and peanut balls, TENS units, massage and reflexology devices, cold packs, and many other supplies that help families during childbirth. We offer affordable and high-quality products that are essential for a safe and comfortable birth experience.

Our birth kits include everything families need for a home birth, including sterile gloves, underpads, and a peri bottle. Our products are carefully selected to ensure that doulas have the tools they need to support families during childbirth.

World Doula Week 

Is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the critical role that doulas play in the community. Doulas provide emotional and practical support that can make a significant difference in the birthing person's experience. At Birth Supplies Canada, we understand the importance of doulas and the impact they have on their clients.

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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Machine

A versatile and easy-to-use TENS machine, offering maximum pain relief during labour and beyond. 

What is TENS?

CAN I USE FOR OTHER PAIN, NOT JUST LABOUR?  Absolutely!  Labour TENS machines are technically a TENS machine like many others, with exception that it has larger pads than many general machines; is easier to use which is essential during labour; and has a boost button for when contractions begin.  It is very powerful which may be required for hard labour stage making this the ideal TENS to use for the purpose of labour.  But can still be used after for general aches and pains, injuries and such. 




TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.

TENS is a safe and effective means of combating pain during the process of childbirth. It works by sending comfortable, gentle pulses to the nerves through four electrode pads placed on the skin. It utilizes the Gate Theory of Pain Control by gently stimulating your sensory nerves to suppress or block the pain signal to the brain. When these pain signals are blocked, it becomes more difficult for the brain to register the sensation of pain (or it opts for the more pleasant pulsing sensation).

Endorphins (often referred to as the body’s natural opiates) are produced naturally by the body to manage pain. High endorphin levels can make you feel alert, attentive, and even euphoric after birth, as you begin to get to know and care for your baby. In this early, postpartum period, endorphins and the hormone oxytocin are believed to play a role in strengthening the mother-infant relationship. TENS can promote the release of endorphins through a comfortable tapping sensation that results in pain relief even after the unit is turned off.

The Elle TENS has two main settings: burst and boost. During a space between labour contractions, the machine should be left on “burst”. When a contraction begins, simply press the boost button on the side of the unit for a surge of extra power for pain relief. After the contraction ends, simply press the same button again to return back to the “burst” setting.

Babycare TENS make only the highest quality products known for their excellent design and ease of use. Babycare has an active medical device license with Health Canada for the Elle TENS, and has been shown to be effective for labour and afterward. The Elle TENS can help you to remain in control, stay alert, and considerably reduce drug intake. Most importantly, there are no known side effects for you or your baby.

Can I use the Elle TENS at the hospital?


Why should I use a Babycare Elle TENS?

Yes! The Elle TENS can be worn any time you are not in the water, unless you have epidural or spinal anesthesia in place. It can be worn with an external fetal monitor in place, and can be particularly useful in situations where mobility is limited or the baby is in a posterior or asynclitic position. Even if you are planning for an epidural, a TENS machine can help you to relax and manage pain in the earlier stages of labour, before you are ready to be admitted to the hospital, and later while you are waiting for the anesthesiologist.

Can I use a TENS if I’m planning a water birth?

Yes, but not while you are in the water. The TENS can help you to stay relaxed and in control when you are not in the tub.

Can I use An Ordinary TENS Machine?

Not as effectively. Babycare Elle TENS machines are specifically designed for childbirth. They use larger pads than conventional TENS and include a booster button, which is very important for relieving pain during contractions.

Are Babycare Elle TENS machines safe?

Yes. They are designed for labour. However, do not use before the 37th week of pregnancy unless under medical supervision, as the pads are placed over sensitive pressure points on the back that could possible stimulate labour if your body was getting ready.  If you suffer from epilepsy or have any doubts whatsoever consult a medical professional. If you use a pace maker you should not use a TENS machine

There are no known side effects for you or your baby.

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