Doctors testing pill-free pain treatment for C-sections

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Doctors testing pill-free pain treatment for C-sections - Rick Williams reports during Action News at 5pm on January 24, 2019.

A pill-free pain control technique is catching on for Colorado women recovering from Caesarean sections.

It's a pump that drips numbing medication directly to the incision site.

Dr. Julie Gelman in Denver says women used to be sent home with 30 Percocet pills after C-sections. That can set the stage for overuse.

Overdoses are the leading cause of death for new moms in Colorado.

Dr. Gelman says in 1 year, the pain pump is having an impact.

New mom Lauren Beckos says without opioid side effects, she could focus more on bonding with her new baby.

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