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Doctor recommends childbirth without narcotics

Maureen McFadden, WNDU
November 27, 2017 07:27 AM

GRANGER, Ind. (WNDU) -- An Indiana doctor is offering childbirth without narcotics to expecting mothers.


Dr. Enrique Infante thinks a narcotics-free delivery is best for both mom and baby.

“After the delivery or the C-section, the importance is to be mothering with their child and not be suffering from the effects of narcotics,” he said. “One of the big issues was that morphine was used a lot. Long-acting morphine was used for C-sections, so they were itchy, and having nausea and vomiting was a problem.”

Infante said many women will get a non-narcotic epidural, which is safe, and then after childbirth, a product called the On-Q pump delivers a non-narcotic painkiller over a 48-hour period.

Patient Mallory Powell, who goes in for her second C-section on Dec. 27, said she is grateful Infante introduced her to this new way of having a baby. 

“It was wonderful. It was the best experience ever,” she said. “I had my C-section, they told me, of course, it's going to be sore afterwards, and they put in the pump and I felt amazing. I didn't even feel like I had surgery.”

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