DENTON, Texas — Some of the most startling victims of the nationwide opioid crisis are new mothers.

Drug overdoses are the number one killer of Texas women in the year after they give birth, according to a study published in 2018 by the Texas Maternal and Morbidity Task Force.

A solution might be on the horizon, and Denton OB/GYN Dr. Marc Wilson was excited to offer it to his patients.

Strong prescription pain killers have, traditionally, always accompanied a C-section. 

In 2018, Wilson found an alternative that allows him to perform C-sections that require no prescription painkillers. 

At 10, CBS19 will tell you how this new procedure may change the way women give C-sections.